"Our students at Rachel's Ballet enjoyed the Californian Dance Classics competition last year and we are all looking forward to competing in the upcoming year. I was impressed with the organization and judges Conny put together; Definitely a highlight of our competition 2017 year. We have been searching for a good Ballet/Contemporary competition to enter for our school and was pleased to support Conny as the founder of CDC. Great job Conny, for your first successful competition last year. I'm sure there will be many more successful years to come."

Rachel Tan
Director - Rachel's Ballet
Fremont, CA

"I hardly know where to begin... I had the most wonderful opportunity and experience to be part of your amazing dance competition. It is obvious that you (Conny) and your team invested much work, time and effort into making your debut CDC Competitions such a success. It seemed no detail was overlooked. It was not only a huge privilege to be invited to judge the first competition, but also to work with both Olivier Pardina and Alexander "Sasha" Greschenko. I think Sasha was amused that we were three judges from three different countries. He kept saying France, England and Russia with great enthusiasm! I know that you will receive positive feedback from the teachers and have new teachers and directors approaching you with regard to next years' competitions once they hear how marvelous it was."

Sandra Burnham
Examiner, Royal Academy of Dance

"CDC is a wonderful competition, truly geared toward the dancers needs. Efficient, detail oriented organization, with great communication. My daughter enjoyed and benefited greatly from her classes with the CDC Master Teachers and the supportive atmosphere. An amazing experience all around."

Henny Naumann-Cain
Parent of Competitor

"Conny and her team at California Dance Classics have put together a ballet competition that rivals any others out there. Our studio attended the inaugural year of CDC and our dancers had a wonderful experience. Not only were the master class workshops outstanding, the feedback received after competing was thorough, fair and detailed. In addition, some of our dancers were awarded scholarships to top summer programs. During the competition part of the weekend, we found the judges to be not only supportive of our dancers, but also true professionals. For any studio looking for a terrific ballet competition to attend you cannot go wrong with California Dance Classics."

Yoira Esquivel Brito
Parent of Competitor

"California Dance Classics is by far one of the most professionally organized competitions that we have attended. The level and professionalism of the director, Conny Mathot, as well as the highly skilled and experienced judges/teachers was incredible. The master classes provided such a great opportunity for the students to get to learn from the wonderful teachers, as well as have that experience of taking class on stage, while under the watchful eyes of the judges, and learn how to handle themselves under pressure. The feedback that the students received from the judges was very thoughtful and useful for improvement! Over all we had an extremely positive experience participating in California Dance Classics and we look forward to attending this competition again!"

Lauren Richter
Director - Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Lake Forest, CA

2017

 

LOS ANGELES RESULTS

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 17 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Karil Padilla
Camden May
Jackson Knappen
Allyson Moznett
Lauren Barette

Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

 

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 15 – 16 YEARS

Gold (tie)
Gold (tie)
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Coco Joelle
Katelyn Cudiamat
Johanna Levie
Ashley Onks
Ashley Shukman
Taylor Madwin

Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

 

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 13 – 14 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Jacque Forman
Sofia Monroy
Savea Kagan
Nina-Nicole Cockrell
Maddie Bredek
Ava Blair

Degas Dance Studio
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Degas Dance Studio
Dance Conservatory of Pasadena
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Richter Academy of Classical Dance

 

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 11 – 12 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Darrion Sellman
Nandi Weziwe Hildebrand
Andie Layne
Elisha Park
Sona Wyse

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Burbank Dance Academy

 

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 9 – 10 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Elyse Bollesen
Lulu Salvaterra
Julianna Hatton
Lauren Olsen
Katelyn Bright

Burbank Dance Academy
Dega Dance Studio
Degas Dance Studio
Burbank Dance Academy
Burbank Dance Academy

 

CLASSICAL BALLET REPERTOIRE 17 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Brooke De Soto
Karli Padilla
Allyson Moznett

Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Richter Academy of Classical Dance

 

CLASSICAL BALLET REPERTOIRE 15 – 16 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Olivia Brothers
Lauren Santia
Samantha Liu
Katelyn Cudiamat
Johanna Levie
Coco Joelle

Marat Daukayev School of Ballet
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Palos Verdes Ballet
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet

 

CLASSICAL BALLET REPERTOIRE 13 – 14 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Kelly Hicks
Savea Kagan
Caedy Sajdowitz
Aidan Rawlinson
Scout McLaglen
Raquel Roberts

Dance Channel TV Studios
Degas Dance Studio
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Dance Conservatory of Pasadena
Degas Dance Studio
Richter Academy of Classical Dance

 

CLASSICAL BALLET REPERTOIRE 11 – 12 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Darrion Sellman
Yuki Cun
Hannah Sherman
Olivia Roman
Anna Funakura
Natheniel Bowman-Sindt

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Li’s Ballet Studio
Dance Conservatory of Pasadena
Ballet Academy Ventura
Palos Verdes Ballet
Southland Ballet Academy

 

CLASSICAL BALLET SOLO/REPERTOIRE 9 – 10 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Elyse Bollesen
Malcom Takumi
Juilanna Hatton
Laila Takiyama
Nia Ascuncion-Duong

Burbank Dance Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Degas Dance Studio
Degas Dance Studio
Richter Academy of Classical Dance

 

CLASSICAL BALLET SOLO 8 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold

Avila Edwards

Gustafson Dance School

 

CLASSICAL BALLET SOLO ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY OPEN AGE

Gold
Silver
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Darrion Sellman
Johanna Levie
Katelyn Cudiamat
Taylor Madwin
Hayley Mauldin

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

 

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 10 – 12 YEARS

Gold

Silver

“Experience”
Sofi Peykar, Grace Gargotta
“Goodbye”
Makenna Freidman,Olivia Hebner

Degas Dance Studio

Degas Dance Studio

 

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 16 YEARS & OLDER

Gold

“Hisler”
Jackson Knappen, Coco Williams

Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet

 

CLASSICAL PAS DE DEUX ALL AGES

Gold

“Giselle Peasant Pas.”
Hannah Sherman, Aidan Rawlinson

Dance Conservatory of Pasadena

 

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 9 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold
Silver

“Teddy Bears Picnic”
“Bo Peep”

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

 

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 10 – 12 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

“Elegance”
“Petit Suite”
“Jockey Jaunt”
“The Way You Look”

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Burbank Dance Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

 

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 10 – 12 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

“Cascade”
“So Cold”
“Nebulous”

Burbank Dance Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Southern California Dance Academy

 

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 13 – 15 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

“African Nights”
“Kina”
“White Satin”

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

 

NATIONAL CHARACTER ENSEMBLE 13 YEARS & OLDER

Gold

“Sevillanas”

Richter Academy of Classical Dance

 

CALIFORNIA DANCE CLASSICS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Presented to dancers who demonstrated “Excellence” during the master class and performance

THE NEW BALLET SCHOOL – Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship
Full Tuition Scholarship
Half Tuition Scholarship

Olivia Brothers
Karli Pardilla
Elyse Bollesen

Marat Daukayev School of Ballet
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Burbank Dance Academy

 

MIAMI CITY BALLET SCHOOL – Summer Intensive

Full Scholarship
(Tuition & Housing)

Darrion Sellman

Los Angeles Ballet Academy

 

CALIFORNIA DANCE CLASSICS MONETARY SCHOLARSHIP

Lauren Santia

Los Angeles Ballet Academy