About Us

Experience excellence at our top national and international award winning dance school!

At Howell Academy of Dance our mission is to provide students of all ages with professional training with skills they need to enjoy music and dance for a lifetime. Your child’s individual capabilities will be carefully observed and developed in a caring yet disciplined atmosphere. They also have the opportunity to participate in a year-end recital to show their family and friends their achievements. We currently have former students who are college and studio dance instructors, as well as professional performers. With two upgraded, state of the art locations in Howell, guests of the dancers can wait in our spacious waiting areas and watch the dancers through closed circuit televisions or observation windows.

The Diamond Dancers Dance Company Competitive Dance Team of Howell Academy is composed of dancers ages 5 to 19. These dancers demonstrate special qualities of creativity and performance ability. They are also offered many opportunities from the studio to enhance their dance experiences.


Interested in our competitive dance team? Call 732-370-5330 or contact us today!



The Academy’s dance studio locations in NJ have been operating for over 35 years. The director and staff have performed, directed and judged many events. The studio offers individual and combination classes which include Ballet classes, Pointe classes, Tap classes, Jazz classes, Hip-Hop classes, Lyrical classes, Modern classes, Contemporary classes, Musical Theater, Acrobatic classes and more!

The success from the studios has given the owner, April Bamonte, the opportunity to live her dream of passing on the training and experiences her students deserve!



Our Staff

April Bamonte
OWNER/DIRECTOR

Kelly Knight-Innis
DIRECTOR

Jennifer Catusco
DIRECTOR

Brianna Jouben
DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Megan Kaiser
DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Megan Mastrogiovanni
DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Toni Ann Meyer
DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Rich Pagan
DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Jessica Scicchitano
DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Casey Tangredi
DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Kelly Wendell
DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Danielle Gillis
DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Victoria Grisanzio
DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Kayly Donovan
DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Amy Raulinavich
DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Meghan Havern
DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Chris Smith
GUEST TEACHER