Tuesday, June 20, 2023

New Primary Summer Camp exclusive offer @ Axelrod PAC




Sign up by June 26 for Axelrod Performing Arts Academy's PRIMARY SUMMER CAMP and receive a $450 credit* toward 2023-24 School Year Tuition!




July 5-28, 2023

Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

at Bell Works

Ages 8-12


During APAA Primary Summer Camp, students will learn the ins and outs of the performing arts world! From dance, choreography, vocal technique, commercial acting, audition prep to workshops introducing the technical aspects of theater. Students will receive professional training from actors, dancers and singers with extensive experience in the business. 

Curriculum includes:

·     Dance: 1-2 hours, daily

·     Choreography: 1 hour, daily

·     Voice: 1 hour, daily

·     Acting 4-5 hours, weekly

·     Rhythmic Gymnastics: 2 hours, weekly

·     Production Rehearsals: 2 hours, daily

·     Special Activities, 1 hour, weekly






Fredi Walker-Browne

Original cast of Rent,

National Tour, The Lion King

Quincy Southerland

Royal Caribbean Cruises,

Former AXCBT Artist


Olivia Miranda

AXCBT Artist,

The Ailey School & Fordham University

Alyssa Harris

AXCBT Artist, Adelphi University


Ava Giglia

Wagner College

Sealth Grover

Bridges of Madison County, The Prom



We are excited to introduce you to the new Director of

Axelrod Performing Arts Academy

Mary-Kate Schmidt


Mary-Kate Schmidt is the new Director of the Axelrod Performing Arts Academy. Mary-Kate graduated from Fairfield University where she double-majored in Music and Journalism. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Montclair State University with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. After half a decade at Random House, Mary-Kate left the publishing industry to pursue her true passion of working in arts education.

 For over a decade, Mary-Kate served as director, music director, and choreographer at St. John Vianney High School. During her tenure, her productions were nominated for several local theater awards, including a Basie nomination for “Best Musical Direction” for their production of The Sound of Music. She was also the founder and director of the show choir, Lancer Harmonies.

 Mary-Kate grew up surrounded by musical theater and dance from a young age and was fortunate enough to be a part of some of the best arts education programs. She is passionate about providing students with the same high-quality education that she received.



At the end of the 4 weeks, students will perform in our Primary Summer Camp Showcase at Bell Works, demonstrating all they have learned!

Summer Showcase 

July 28 @ 6:30pm

at Bell Works



All 4 weeks – $2250

3 weeks – $1800

2 weeks – $1250

1 week – $650

Daily Pass – $150




Have a question?

Send us an email or give us a call to learn about APAA's summer programs for all ages as well as our upcoming performances, masterclasses, workshops, and more!


Phone: (732)378-9948



*Tuition Credit does not apply to masterclasses or special events.