All classes at AXCBT Studios @ Bell Works

101 Crawfords Corner Rd, Holmdel, NJ


Pre-Professional Dance

Ages 12+

Designed to create versatile dancers who seek to continue dancing in college, on Broadway, or in a professional company. Students take weekly classes in ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, partnering, and pointe. Pre-Professional Dance students also have the opportunity to audition for Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater's professional productions, rehearsing with APAA + AXCBT Director, Gabriel Chajnik, and the professional dancers of AXCBT.

APAA's Pre-Professional Dance Faculty (see below)

To learn more about AXCBT and Upcoming Productions, Click Here

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).

Now offering unlimited classes for Ages 12+ for $330 a month!

This special deal applies to all Pre-Professional Dance & Theater classes.

For 1.5-hour Ballet Technique Classes (Ages 11+)

1 class a week ~ $1440 for year ($36 per class / $144 per month)

2 classes a week ~ $2560 for year ($32 per class / $256 per month)

3 classes a week or more ~ $3300 for year (Monthly Unlimited $330 per month)


For Monday Ballet/Pointe, Thursday Adv. Ballet, and Friday Adv. Ballet

1 class a week ~ $1600 for year ($40 per class / $160 per month)

2 classes a week ~ $2880 for year ($36 per class / $288 per month)

3 classes a week or more ~ $3300 for year (Monthly Unlimited $330 per month)


For Contemporary, Pointe, Jazz and 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 or more ~ $3300 for year (Monthly Unlimited $300 per month)


Have a question or need help choosing which classes are best for you? 
Give us a call (732)378-9948 or visit us at AXCBT Studios @ Bell Works during our Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 12-3pm

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Registration for 2022/2023

School Year is Now Open!


Beginner to Intermediate Classes

Ages 11+

Students learn the foundations of techniques including ballet, contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop. Students study with professionals with the goal of gaining confidence, strength, and expand their dance vocabulary. Designed for students seeking to learn a new technique and students seeking to gain a deeper understanding of their anatomy and build strength.


Pre-Professional Masterclasses & Workshops

Ages 12+

Improve your technique with guest faculty members hailing from Radio City Musical Hall, Washington Ballet,

New York City Ballet, Paul Taylor, and more!


Private Lessons

Want to train privately with our faculty? Send us a message, giving us your availability and describing what you would like to work on!


Adult Dance

Ages 18+

It is never too late to learn to dance or to rekindle your love of dancing.  Adults ages 18+ will work with APAA's Pre-Professional Dance Faculty, studying ballet, tap, musical theater jazz, and more!

Stay tuned for an announcement about our 4-week Adult Dance Session, beginning on August 8 at Bell Works!


APAA's Faculty

APAA Pre-Professional Dance Faculty

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Gabriel Chajnik – APAA Director, AXCBT Artistic Director

Gabriel Chajnik is a passionate educator, choreographer, and dance professional. He was trained under the tutelage of Maestro Hector Zaraspe and is an alumnus of the Juilliard School. Gabriel is a former dancer with American Repertory Ballet. His teaching credits expand from Argentina to Europe and the United States at Brooklyn Music School, Princeton Ballet, the Academy of Dance Arts and Gotta Dance in New Jersey. Gabriel’s work has been featured at Juilliard, the Manhattan School of Music, the Shakespeare Theater in Washington, D.C., Alice Tully Hall, the Clark Theater at Lincoln Center, MMAC, and the Lambs Theater.

APAA's Faculty

APAA Pre-Professional Dance Faculty


Gilbert Bolden III  – Aug. 8 + 10 Dance Intensive!

Gilbert Bolden III is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. He was born in San Diego, California and began dancing at the age of nine in Las Vegas, Nevada.

His ballet training began in 2011 at Idyllwild Arts Academy in Idyllwild, CA, and he continued his studies at The Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia, PA in 2013. In 2014, Mr. Bolden enrolled at the School of American Ballet, NYCB’s official school.

Mr. Bolden become an apprentice with the Company in August 2017 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in August 2018. As an apprentice with the Company, Mr. Bolden III performed a featured role in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Mother Ginger) and originated a featured role in Gianna Reisen’s Composer’s Holiday. Since joining NYCB, he has originated a corps de ballet role in Ms. Reisen’s Judah

APAA's Faculty

APAA Pre-Professional Dance Faculty


Julie A. Caprio  – July 22 Dance Intensive!

Julie A. Caprio formerly of The Harkness Dance Theatre, The Kansas City Ballet and The Washington Ballet Company has performed, taught and choreographed in the United States, Europe and Asia. At the age of 15 she was a trainee with Harkness NYC. Studying with Sulamith Messerer, Robert Blankshine, Lisa Bradley, Maesto  Vincenzo Celli, Robert Scevers, Anne Hebard, Luc de Lairesse and others, learning Cecchetti, Vaganova and Balanchine technique. Julie performed in NYC and  on the Asian Tour directed by Christopher Aponte'. She later joined the Kansas City Ballet under the direction of Todd Bolender. Julie was offered a soloist contract with The Washington Ballet Company under the direction of Mary Day and Choo San Goh, performing throughout the US and Asia.


After leaving her full time performing career she continued to perform as a guest artist while teaching at private schools and colleges. Eventually opening her own studio offering  ballet and pointe classes. In 1996 Julie  was invited to perform in China with eight of her own students and  several guest artists. Years following while maintaining her studio she also taught for The Governors School NJ, performing arts schools and in Germany for an International Summer Intensive.


Her philosophy in teaching is to train and cultivate the individual as a thinking artist, dancer and performer. 

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

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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


Seyong Kim – July 28 Dance Intensive!

Seyong Kim, Assistant Professor of Dance at Western Michigan University, holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University and an MA and BA in Dance from Sung-Kyun-Kwan University in South Korea as well as a CMA (Certified Movement Analyst) from Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York City and a RSME (Registered Somatic Movement Educator) at ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association).


Seyong is a member of CID (International Dance Council in Paris, France), CORPS de Ballet International, AGMA (American Guild of Musical Artists), and ROKMC (Republic of Korea Marine Corps). Also, Seyong is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through Level 7 of the American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum. He has taught for Rutgers University, Kent State University, Randolph College, Texas A&M International University, Peridance Center, Middlesex County College, Libera University in Italy, World Dance Alliance (WDAA), American College Dance Association (ACDA), Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, National High School Dance Festival, Alabama Dance Festival, Brighton Dance Festival, Michigan Youth Arts Festival (MYAF), Kit Modus, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Hamilton Ballet Theater, Charlottesville Ballet Company, Wellspring Dance Academy, Ballet Arts Ensemble, and Ballet Kalamazoo.


As a professional dancer, Seyong Kim was awarded First Prizes in both the Korean Dance Association Competition and Sung-Kyun-Kwan Dance Competition, and he has performed in diverse professional venues across Asia, Europe, and the United States. He has danced with Metropolitan Opera Ballet at Lincoln Center, Albania Opera Ballet Theatre, Korean National Ballet Theater, Terra Firma Dance Theatre, Staten Island Ballet, Baltimore Ballet, Traverse City Dance Project, Neglia Ballet, Roxey Contemporary Ballet, TAKE Dance, and Oakland Ballet Company. In addition, his choreographic works have been internationally performed at Landes Theater Coburg in Germany, Dance in ITALY Festival, ProArteDanza in Canada, Dzul International Dance Festival in Mexico, JueDai Taipei International Dance Festival in Taiwan, Lebanon International Contemporary Dance Festival, Seoul International Dance Festival in TANK, Korea-Japan Dance Festival, Goyang International Dance Festival, Daegu International Dance Festival, Dumbo Dance Festival, Battery Dance Festival, Koresh Artist Showcase in Philadelphia, Lindenwood University, Cleveland Dance Festival, RAD (Midwest Regional Alternative Dance) Festival, Mid-Atlantic Choreographers Showcase, Chicago International Dance Forum, Detroit Dance City Festival, Michigan Dance Festival, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Orlando Contemporary Dance Choreography Festival, Oklahoma International Dance Festival, Central Virginia Ballet, KYL/D Inhale on Camera, Booking Dance Festival at Jazz in Lincoln Center, and Nimbus OFFLINE+ at the BAM Fisher.

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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Andrea Weber – July 25 Dance Intensive!

Andrea Weber was a dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 2004 - 2011, performing roles in over 25 works. Andrea is on faculty of the Merce Cunningham Trust, teaching Cunningham Technique® at New York City Center, Barnard College and the Joffrey Jazz and Contemporary Trainee program. She has also taught at SUNY Purchase, Brown University, Skidmore College, the American Dance Festival, ArcDanz Festival, NYU Tisch, ABT Studio Company, Salem State College and Dance New Amsterdam. Andrea has staged Pond Way for Ballett am Rhein and Ballet Vlaanderen, Suite for Five for the CNSMD in Lyon, RainForest for the Stephen Petronio Company, Sounddance at UNCSA, and How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run for Boston Conservatory. She arranged and staged the Events for the Merce Cunningham: Common Time exhibit at both the Walker Arts Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Andrea has also danced with Coleman & Lemieux Compagnie, Dance Heginbotham, Jessica Lang Dance, Cornfield Dance, Jonah Bokaer, and Charlotte Griffin.

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