Dance at Alexander Academy of Performing Arts AAPA  870 Hali'imaile road, Maui Hawai'i 808-878-8970

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Support

List of Current Needs

updated 6.17.2017

  • Studio building renovations including the buildouts of Studios 2 and 3, a student meeting/homework room, and AAPA boutique and admin office space; constructing a safety fence around building parameter; etc. 
  • AAPC scholarships to cover performance fees (costumes, additional rehearsal times) for need-based dancers.

  • Building repairs, maintenance and supplies

  • Adding equipment to studio 3 with more tumbling mats, and wood dance floor, sound system  

  • AAPC continuing education to offer master classes from traveling artists that widen our students' dance vocabulary and experience.

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The success of Alexander Academy’s mission is a collaborative effort between Alexander Academy, its student families, and our community at-large.

 

Through monetary and in-kind support, Alexander Academy strives to:

 

  • maintain our as is building with supplies and repairs

  • "Building Fund" is used to add a studio 3 and do tenant improvements.  

  • grow Alexander Academy's class repertoire

  • present more performing opportunities for dancers of all ages

  • fuel the building renovations for our rehearsal and class space.

 

Alexander Academy Performing Company produces a full-length show each spring and an in-studio Holiday of Dance performance every December.

 

 

 

 

 

These annual productions provide opportunity for Alexander Academy student dancers (including those dancers from the Maui community who join us for the performance season) to share their talent and skill onstage as a means of bringing their dance instruction full-circle.

 

Reciprocally, the Maui community also looks forward to Alexander Academy performances, showing up by the hundreds throughout performance weekend. Photos on this page are from previous AAPC productions.

Tax-deductible donations*, both monetary and in-kind, help all aspects of AAPC productions, from costuming and props to the four months of rehearsal expenses and theater rental throughout performance weekend. 

*Donations to the Alexander Academy Performing Company are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Please refer to your tax specialist for your specific tax situation. 

Read our #GivingTuesday newsletter for ideas on how to support Alexander Academy or read our End-of-Year Giving Letter and Donation Form.

Katerina "Konomi" Dominguez

Teacher

Katerina began dancing at 6 years old at the Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA),  and quickly fell in love with the joy and freedom of dance. She soon decided that she wanted to pursue dancing and the arts as a career.
She has trained with tap legends such as Jason Samuels Smith, Savion Glover, and Chloe Arnold, as well as with renowned hip hop and contemporary dancers and choreographers such as Keone and Mari Madrid, Dee Caspary, Travis Wall, Sonya Tayeh, Shane Sparks, Brian Friedman, Tony Czar, and Ian Eastwood. In addition to dancing, Katerina enjoys singing and acting, and has performed in professional and community theater productions on Maui including Smokey Joe’s Cafe and CATS. At the age of 16 she began teaching hip hop, jazz, and tap at MAPA. Four years later, she opened Maui’s first and only hip hop dance studio, Konomi Dance Works LLC, where she added contemporary, jazz funk, and k-pop to her lineup of classes. She has produced and directed from concept to conclusion, the studio’s annual recital, “The MIX” at both the McCoy Theater and Castle Theater at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. She is excited to work with the students of AAPA and hopes to nurture each individual’s true passion for dance.

Jennifer Schmidt

Teacher

Jennifer Schmidt is a devoted teacher and student of the body and earth. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Luther College, where she concentrated her studies on choreography, functional anatomy, and Contact Improvisation.  She spent two years studying musical theater and traditional western dance at Viterbo University’s BFA conservatory. She holds a certification in Movement Fundamentals, a body-mind teaching paradigm created by Jane Hawley. She studied contemporary dance at Movement Research in New York and at Contact Improvisation festivals across the country. She believes in the vitality of integrating art and life, and the importance of awakening the primal senses through movement. She is the co-creator of Contact Improvisation Iowa, an annual summer dance festival.  She is the founder and artistic director of the Soma Aina Project, an emerging contemporary performance company on Maui. She is a facilitator for ongoing classes in Contact Improvisation. Jennifer is thrilled to be joining the teaching team at Alexander Academy, returning to her early roots in ballet and jazz.