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Performing Company

Alexander Academy expanded in September 2012 by establishing the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Alexander Academy Performing Company.


The Company's mission is to provide accessible, high-quality dance instruction and performance opportunities to the Maui community. Through the art and discipline of dance, we empower students to embody the aloha spirit, identify their self-respect and compassion, and feel connection. Our values develop socially responsible citizens through connection between mind, body and community. 


All students are offered two performance opportunities (Spring and Fall Semesters). While all performances are optional, we encourage performance as an important aspect of dance training. The experience of performing helps build self-esteem and confidence, which can result in better in-school presentations, improved social skills, and strong college and job interview skills. The rehearsal process is a tremendous learning experience as well. It helps the children develop retention skills, and by working with their classmates on a group performance, they learn the positive aspects of collaborating as a team to create the best end result.


Auditions are held at the beginning of Spring and Fall Semesters, providing valuable experience for future endeavors.


In the same spirit as the school, the Performing Company offers scholarships to dancers who are unable to perform due to financial barriers. 

Board of Directors: Alexander Academy Performing Company


President - Danelle Watson Keenan

Vice President - Theresa Brust

Treasurer - Alicia Parrish

Secretary - Andrew Keenan

Member -  Jennifer Oberg


The Nutcracker 2023

AAPC is pleased to present our third annual 'The Nutcracker' full length ballet. Co-artistic directors Absalon Figueroa and Amelia Nelson bring a stage of holiday delights. Enjoy this festive classic featuring Alexander Academy and Maui community dancers ages 3+. Costuming by Jennifer Oberg and her Sewing Hui. Stay tuned for more information.


Location-The Maui Arts & Cultural Center 



Saturday, December 16th at 2:30pm & 6:30pm

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Meet the Nutcracker Prince Joseph A. Hernandez  

Joseph A. Hernandez (he/him), from Chicago, IL, began his movement training with Shotokan Karate. He received his formal dance training from Western Michigan University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Dance. 


Having lived in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco, Joseph's professional credits include the Broadway production of West Side Story, The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, LA Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, ODC/Dance, Kate Weare Company, LED Boise, Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, and River North Dance Chicago. 


His choreography has been presented by NYC Blueprint Dance Festival, Trifecta Dance Festival, Midwest RAD Festival, College of DuPage Choreography Showcase and Competition, DanceChance, Hot Crowd, DanceWorks Chicago, COMMON Conservatory, and Western Michigan University. 


Joseph currently serves as Rehearsal Director for Axis Dance Company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Outside of dance, Joseph enjoys cat snuggles, yoga, cycling, rock climbing, and spending time at the racetrack.

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Volunteer with The Sewing Hui

AAPA Costume Director Jennifer Oberg and The Sewing Hui need your help! Join them Thursdays in Makawao. 

Email for more information.


Become A Performance Sponsor

Individual and Business sponsorship allow AAPC to offer performance opportunities for our dancers and community. Perks of sponsorship include:

  • Complimentary reserved front-row tickets

  • Complimentary concessions

  • Advertising

For more information, contact the office or see the Sponsorship Flyer. Mahalo!

Sponsorship Flyer 2023-coming soon!

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation Today

to Alexander Academy Performing Company!

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Building Big Dreams

We have a vision of building a home that connects the community through dance and the creation of a venue for locals to showcase their talents.

Help us make this vision a reality and create a community space the island of Maui truly deserves!!

Join us in September 2024 for a fundraising festival featuring Marty Dread, Gretchen Rhodes & the Houseshakers, Maui Pops Orchestra, Adaptations Dance Theater and more! Food trucks and a silent auction available.

2023-2024 Season Sponsors

Lumiere $5000 + 

Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation

Sumner and Angela Erdman 

Atherton Family Foundation

Makana Aloha Foundation


Producer $1,000-$4999  

Keawe Adventures

Children's Dentistry of Maui

Emerald Club Realty

Maui Ocean Center

Director $500- $999  

Jason and Jessie Bello

Choreographer $250-$499  


Patron $100-$249  

Friend $50-$99

Pete and Jaylon Hansen

Previous AAPC Productions

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2023

The Nutcracker 2022

Sleeping Beauty 2022

The Nutcracker 2021

Dance Live, 2021

Summer Showcase, 2020

Holiday of Dance, 2014-2020

The Jungle Book , 2019

The Little Mermaid, 2018

Once Upon a Time; Storybook Dances, 2017

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 2016

Cinderella, 2015

Swan Lake, 2014

Tutus, Top Hats, and Barefeet, 2013

Peter Pan, 2012

Mary Poppins, 2011

Wizard of Oz, 2010

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