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Youth Tap Dance Rehearsal

APAA JUNIOR 

PRIMARY FACULTY

APAA's Faculty

APAA Pre-Professional Dance Faculty

Olivia Miranda

Olivia Miranda – APAA Faculty/AXCBT Company Member

A founding member of AXCBT, Olivia graduated from Ailey/Fordham with a B.F.A. in Dance and English (2018). She previously danced with Ballet Hispanico's BHdos and has performed works by Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Colby Damon, Graham Lustig, and Riccardo de Nigris. She has performed at Lincoln Center and the historic Apollo Theater. Olivia has presented and performed choreographic works at Asbury Park Dance Festival, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Dixon Place, Rider University, The Tank NYC, and Bell Works.

APAA's Faculty

APAA Pre-Professional Dance Faculty

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Juliette Margolies – APAA Junior Division Faculty

Juliette began her dance training at the age of two at Denise Daniele Dance Centeraunder the direction of Denise and Richard Blackstone and was a proud member of their competition team studying every discipline they offered including ballet, contemporary, tap, and musical theater.

 

She also attended OCVTS Performing Arts Academy where she choreographed a piece that was selected for the Ocean County Teen Arts Festival, Ocean County Teen Arts Festival States, and A Salute to Ocean County. After graduating, she attended Georgian Court University and received a Dual Degree in English and Dance. During her time at GCU, she  performed in their yearly Winter and Spring Dance Showcase and attended the American College Dance Association several times where she presented her piece, “Perpetual Interlock”. Before graduating in 2023, she won the First Award in English and Most Accomplished Dancer.

 

Juliette has had the opportunity to work with some of the top dance educators across the country such as Albert Blackstone, Michael Minery, Katie Drablos, Silvana Cardell, Meredith Rainey, and Laura Peters. She was also the Rehearsal Director for The Nutcracker Ocean County NJ in 2019 and 2021. Juliette has taught dance for the past five years, specializing in mini & me, creative movement, ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, musical theater, modern, beginner-intermediate acro, and strength & stretch/conditioning. Additionally, Juliette has choreographed for DDDC’s competition team for the past three seasons including solos, small groups, and large group dances for ages six through fourteen. Currently, Juliette is a graduate student at Georgian Court University studying to receive her MA in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Teachers of Students with Disabilities, expected to graduate in Spring 2024.
 

Juliette loves getting to share her passion and love for dance with her students and feels great joy when watching her students find that same love for themselves. She feels honored to educate the future generations of the dance world and to have the opportunity to help shape them into not only fierce dancers, but kind people.

APAA's Faculty

APAA Pre-Professional Dance Faculty

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Justin Christopher Odon – APAA Faculty

Justin Christopher is an NJ based theatre artist. He has a large theatre background that includes directing, choreography, set design, lighting design, sound design, costume design, prop design, producing, stage management, production management and performing. He is the founder and artistic director of Theatre@Home: Save The Arts, a virtual theatre company that produces virtual theatre productions. In 2022, Justin Christopher was nominated for three NJACT Perry Awards for his production of The Wizard of Oz in April/May 2022 at the Count Basie Center for the Arts (Outstanding Direction of a Musical, Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical, and Outstanding Musical Production). Alongside being nominated for the NJACT Perry Awards for The Wizard of Oz, he was also nominated for the Broadway World 2022 Regional Awards (Best Direction of a Musical, Best Sound Design of a Musical, and Best Production of a Musical). Justin Christopher is a teaching artist for the Phoenix Rising Star Academy in Red Bank and the Count Basie Academy of the Arts. A few show credits include Once On This Island, Pippin, In The Heights, A Chorus Line, Cabaret, Mamma Mia, Disney’s Descendants the Musical, Be More Chill, Legally Blonde, The Music Man, Spring Awakening, The Wizard of Oz and A Christmas Carol The Musical. Justin Christopher has worked on many productions in the Monmouth County area and is recognized for his dedicated work in helping young theatre artists to create and grow. He is a proud advocate for the arts and is very dedicated to keeping the arts alive.

Junior Division

Ages 8-12

Junior Division is designed for students to establish a strong foundation in dance and/or musical theater. Students learn technique and discipline and begin to cultivate their artistry. Junior Division students are responsible for taking a specific number of classes during the week in order to participate in performances, Moana, Jr. and AXCBT's The Polar Express. 

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Pricing

Classes run September 13, 2023 - June 19, 2024. Tuition pricing is based on APAA's 40-week school year and is to be paid in 9 installments charged on the 15th of every month. All classes are held at AXCBT Studios @ Bell Works (101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, NJ).

For all 1-hour classes

1 class a week ~ $960 for year ($24 per class / $96 per month)

2 classes a week ~ $1760 for year ($22 per class / $176 per month)

3 classes a week ~ $2400 for year ($20 per class / $240 per month)

4 classes a week ~ $3200 for year ($20 per class / $320 per month)

For all 45-minute classes

1 class a week ~ $800 for year ($20 per class / $80 per month)

2 classes a week ~ $1600 for year ($20 per class / $160 per month)

Have a question? Email apaa@axelrodartscenter.org

or visit us at AXCBT Studios @ Bell Works 

April 6 7PM and April 7 2PM

on mainstage at Axelrod PAC!

SUMMER TV-DANCE EXPERIENCE

with Television's Lane Napper

August 5-9, 2024

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