"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

2018
LOS ANGELES RESULTS
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 17 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Lauren Santia
Ashley Onks
Olivia Mitchell
Coco Williams
Lena Harris

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy
Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet
RC Dance Center

 
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 15 - 16 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Hailey Vivers
Savea Kagan
Erin Gonzales
Gabriel Ramirez

Independent/ Hailey Vivers
Degas Dance Studio
California Dance Theatre
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

 
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 13 - 14 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Darrion Sellman
Loralei Bradford
Kate Roarke
Mia Gabbey
Nadia Bradfield
Jana Teruel
Claire Rosinkranz
Bronwen Guy

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Amirian Ballet Academy
Amirian Ballet Academy
California Dance Theatre
CHAMPS Charter High School for the Arts
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
California Dance Theatre
California Dance Theatre

 
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 11 - 12 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Michelle Adem
Olivia Roman
Elise Ancu
Lucca Ionazzi
Olivia Hebner

California Dance Theatre
Ballet Academy Ventura
Amirian Ballet Academy
Degas Dance Studio
Degas Dance Studio

 
CLASSICAL BALLET REPERTOIRE SOLO 9-10 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Malcolm Takumi
Laila Takiyama
Julianna Hatton
Jessica Zue
Megan Liu
Cillian Harms

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Degas Dance Studio
Degas Dance Studio
Li's Ballet Studio
Li's Ballet Studio
Degas Dance Studio

 
CLASSICAL BALLET SOLO 8 YEARS & UNDER

Gold
Silver

Selina Ye
Avila Edwards

Li's Ballet Studio
Gustafson Dance School

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 17 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Coco Williams
Lena Harris
Ashley Onks
Olivia Mitchell

Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet
RC Dance Center
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 15-16 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Savea Kagan
Hailey Vivers
Erin Gonzales

Degas Dance Studio
Independent/ Hailey Vivers
California Dance Theatre

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 13-14 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Natalia Quintana-Reyna
Darrion Sellman
Celeste Goldes
Jacque Forman
Loralei Bradford
Camilla Machado
Audrey Biles
Kate Roarke

Degas Dance Studio
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
California Dance Theatre
Degas Dance Studio
Amirian Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
INDEPENDENT - Biles
Amirian Ballet Academy

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 11-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Olivia Roman
Olivia Hebner
Lulu Salvaterra
Elise Ancu

Ballet Academy Ventura
Degas Dance Studio
Degas Dance Studio
Amirian Ballet Academy

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 9-10 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Julianna Hatton
Laila Takiyama
Cillian Harms

Degas Dance Studio
Degas Dance Studio
Degas Dance Studio

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 8 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold

Avila Edwards

Gustafson Dance School

 

NEO CLASSICAL SOLO 13-14 YEARS

Gold

Jana Teruel

Los Angeles Ballet Academy

 

NEO CLASSICAL SOLO 11-12 YEARS

Gold

Avery Kim

Los Angeles Ballet Academy

 

NATIONAL CHARACTER SOLO 13 - 14 YEARS

Gold

Sabrina Juliet Davidson

Dance Channel TV Ballet Academy

 

CLASSICAL BALLET DUO/TRIO 13-15 YEARS

Gold

Greta Pankratz, Audrey Flynn

Ballet Academy Ventura

CLASSICAL BALLET DUO/TRIO 10-12 YEARS

Gold

Carter Gillespie, Jonah Tillery

Ballet Academy Ventura

PAS DE DEUX

Gold
Silver

Alaleh Dolatshahi, Serena Torres, Rose Filichia
Gabriel Salazar, Siena Ciancia

RC Dance Center
CHAMPS Charter High School for the Arts

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 13 - 15 YEARS

Gold
SIlver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Jacque Forman, Natalia Quintana-Reyna
Celeste Goldes, Bronwen Guy, Claire Rosinkranz
Ella Hoyt, Alyssia Troutman, Natalie Burkhart
Cordelia Zawarski, Sara Adlen

Degas Dance Studio
California Dance Theatre
Ballet Academy Ventura
Degas Dance Studio

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 10-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver

Lulu Salvaterra, Lucca Ionazzi
Makenna Friedman, Colette Walsh

Degas Dance Studio
Degas Dance Studio

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 13-15 YEARS

Gold
Silver

When Movies were Movies
Esmeralda & Friends

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
RC Dance Center

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 10-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver

Excerpt from Don Quixote
Favorite Things

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 9 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold
Silver

Tiny Tarantella
A Dream is a Wish

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 13 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Iron
In Capture We All

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
CHAMPS Charter High School for the Arts
Degas Dance Studio

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 10-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Tomorrowland
Love Runs Out
Barok
Roots Before Branches

Degas Dance Studio
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

 

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 9 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold
Silver

I Love Paris
She’s in Love

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

 

OPEN ENSEMBLE 10-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver

Revolting Children
Whatever Lola Wants

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

 

NATIONAL CHARACTER ENSEMBLE 12 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold

Klumpas

Ballet Academy Ventura

 

HIGHEST SCORING ENSEMBLE
Awarded to the ensemble scoring the overall highest mark in all age groups & dance categories

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Los Angeles Ballet Academy

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

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET SCHOOL - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship
Full Tuition Scholarship

Olivia Roman
Darrion Sellman

Ballet Academy Ventura
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

BALLET WEST - Short Stay

Lena Harris
Darrion Sellman
Mia Gabbey

RC Dance Center
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
California Dance Theatre

 

HARID CONSERVATORY - Summer Intensive

Jasmine Duncan

 

Ballet Academy Ventura

 

Encouragement Award – Sponsored by the Dance Store

Jana Teruel

Los Angeles Ballet Academy

 

THE NEW BALLET SCHOOL - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship
Half Tuition Scholarship

Savea Kagan
Loralei Bradford

Degas Dance Studio
Amirian Ballet Academy

 

CALIFORNIA DANCE CLASSICS MONETARY SCHOLARSHIP

Michelle Adem

California Dance Theatre