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All classes at AXCBT Studios @ Bell Works

101 Crawfords Corner Rd, Holmdel, NJ

This Spring, APAA Primary Players present...


Congratulations to all auditionees on casting. To register for the production, please CLICK HERE, and select "The Little Mermaid" listed under Primary 2022-23.

PERFORMANCES 3/24 & 25, 2023

2022-2023 School Year

Our students ages 5-12 study techniques including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, vocal, and acting! In addition to their weekly classes, students ages 7+ are invited to audition for AXCBT's The Nutcracker Rocks and Primary Players' Spring Musical. We believe performance is key to a successful performing arts education.

2022-23 Schedule:

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Classes run September 8, 2022 - June 16, 2023. 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. The first installment will include tuition for the first and last months of training (September and June). 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)

For Monday Tap/Jazz/Ballet Combo ONLY

$2200 for year for all 3 classes ($18 per class / $220 per month)

For Saturday Rhythmic Gymnastics ONLY (September-December)

$900 for Fall/Winter Semester (2 hours for $45 / $90 per month)

Have a question? Call us at (732)378-9948 or visit us at AXCBT Studios @ Bell Works during our Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 12-3pm!

Ages 3-4 

At APAA, we welcome our youngest dancers to express themselves through movement! APAA currently offers the following classes for Ages 3 + 4:

July 5-29 at Bell Works

  • Ballet/Tap ~ Tuesdays @ 12-1pm

  • Pre-Ballet ~ Wednesdays @ 12-1pm


Primary Players 

Each Spring, APAA Primary Players have the opportunity perform in a mainstage production, demonstrating their talents on stage! These performances are reserved specifically for Primary students, encouraging young artists to learn the skills and work ethic necessary to be a lead in a musical. Previous productions include Descendants The Musical.


APAA's Faculty

APAA Pre-Professional Dance Faculty


Wendy Roman – APAA Primary Director

Wendy Roman is the Director for the Primary Division of the Axelrod Performing Arts Academy.  Wendy graduated from Stockton State College with a BFA in Dance where she danced as a principle for the Stockton Dance Company. After graduation, Wendy opened the Dance Zone. The studio began by offering dance instruction and then added acting, singing, and performing arts for students with special needs and autism.


In 2010,  Wendy joined the team at Axelrod Performing Arts Center and in 2019 became an integral part of the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater.  During COVID, Wendy created the Primary program for the new Axelrod Performing Arts Academy.  Today, she has grown that program to over 100 students.  Teaching and guiding dancers of all ages is her passion!

APAA's Faculty

APAA Pre-Professional Dance Faculty

Lindsay Jorgensen

Lindsay Jorgensen – APAA Faculty/AXCBT Company Member

Lindsay Jorgensen has danced with Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater and Buglisi Dance Theatre since 2019. She graduated summa cum laude with honorable mention in Dance from the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Dance Program, double majoring in Dance and English. She has performed at Lincoln Center and Asbury Park Dance Festival, and has performed choreography by Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, Robert Battle, Patrick Delcroix, Riccardo de Nigris, and Gabrielle Lamb. Lindsay’s choreography has been shown at Bell Works and Ailey Citigroup Theatre.

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


Alyssa Harris – APAA Primary Faculty

Alyssa Harris graduated from Adelphi University with a BFA in Dance. She has worked with choreographers Frank Augustyn, Orion Duckstein, Adelheid B. Strelick, and Jennifer Kreichman. Alyssa joined AXCBT in 2021 and has performed soloist roles such as Tea in AXCBT’s The Nutcracker Rocks.

APAA's Faculty

APAA Pre-Professional Dance Faculty


Nicolas de la Vega – July 18-21 Dance Intensive!

Nicolas trained at the School of American Ballet, Joffrey Ballet School, and the Miami City Ballet School. He danced with North Carolina Dance Theatre, and Los Angeles Ballet. NY Theatre: Radio City Christmas Spectacular. National Tour: Saturday Night Fever. Regional Theatre: Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Gateway/Ogunquit Playhouse), Mame (Riverside Theater), Jerome Robbins Broadway (MUNY),  La Cage Aux Folles (Pioneer Theater), Dream Curly in Oklahoma! (Stages St Louis). TV/Commercial: Estée Lauder Holiday, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

APAA's Faculty

APAA Pre-Professional Dance Faculty


Michaela Greco – Rhythmic Gymnastics

Michaela is the head coach of the HOH Rhythmic Gymnastics Team. She was born, raised, and educated in Germany. She has a Masters degree in Business Management/ Marketing and Human Resources. Michaela is also a certified Rhythmic Gymnastics and Dance instructor, and has taught both to all ages. Her successes as a coach include Champions in State, German, and European Dance and Rhythmic Gymnastics competitions.

With over 20 years of experience, in 1997, Michaela started a Rhythmic Gymnastics program at Head Over Heels. The original Recreational program soon led to a Rhythmic Gymnastics team. Over the years, the program has produced several State and Regional champions, and National participants.

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