"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 COUNTY SOUTH RESULTS
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 17 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Rachel Soltesz
Chloe Koutroulis
Kirra Lawless

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

 
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 15 - 16 YEARS

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

Malena Ani
Emma Mertens
Kassandra Lessi
Caedy Sajdowitz
Aidan Rawlinson
Valerie Chen
Zachary Hernandez
Olivia Goldstein

Independent
Peninsula School of Performing Arts
Movement Arts Collective
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Dance Conservatory of Pasadena
Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy
CF Dance Academy
Richter Academy of Classical Dance

 
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 13 - 14 YEARS

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

Kate Spaulding
Maria Cielo Ibarrola Leon
Chloe Kinzler
Sydney Robinson
Alexis Marxer
Hannah Sherman
Gabriella Toth
Jordan Spena

Peninsula School of Performing Arts
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
California Dance Academy
CF Dance Academy
Ballet Arte
Dance Conservatory of Pasadena
CF Dance Academy
Richter Academy of Classical Dance

 
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 11 - 12 YEARS

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

Alexandra Gordnier
Haven Ward
Emily Madden
Elyse Bollesen
Camille Roussel
Natasha Groves
Eliana Tabarez
LilaRose Yelin

Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy
Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy
Mather Dance Company
Burbank Dance Academy
Pacific Dance
Hudson Dance Academy
Movement Arts Collective
Peninsula School of Performing Arts

 
CLASSICAL BALLET REPERTOIRE SOLO 9-10 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Sophie Diep
Alexa Silva
Elizabeth Bancroft
Lauren Olsen
Ayva Royster
Isabelle Lin
Karina Atanassova

ODC Classical
Movement Arts Collective
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Burbank Dance Academy
Burbank Dance Academy
Dance Conservatory of Pasadena
CF Dance Academy

 
CLASSICAL BALLET SOLO 8 YEARS & UNDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Gabriela Miranda
Lyn Nafarrete
Avila Edwards
Amaya Moreno

Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Gustafson Dance School
Claylee's Dance Academy

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 17 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Lydia Marzluf
Chloe Koutroulis
Rachel Soltesz
Georgia Harris

CF Dance Academy
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Mather Dance Company

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 15-16 YEARS

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

Zachary Hernandez
Malena Ani
Valerie Chen
Juliana Keller
Aidan Rawlinson
A'lia Martin
Arianna Colom
Kassandra Lessi

CF Dance Academy
INDEPENDENT - Malena Ani
Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy
Movement Arts Collective
Dance Conservatory of Pasadena
Movement Arts Collective
ODC Classical
Movement Arts Collective

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 13-14 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Alexis Marxer
Maria Cielo Ibarrola Leon
David Burn
Ava Blair
Breanna Reyes
Sona Wyse
Avery Cather

Ballet Arte
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
CF Dance Academy
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
CF Dance Academy
Burbank Dance Academy
ODC Classical

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 11-12 YEARS

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

LilaRose Yelin
Camille Roussel
Elyse Bollesen
Sophia Albernoz
Vinnie Winderman
Leora Stein
Emily Madden
Carlee Skimming
Daniella Morales

Peninsula School of Performing Arts
Pacific Dance
Burbank Dance Academy
Mather Dance Company
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Mather Dance Company
Mather Dance Company
INDEPENDENT - Skimming
ODC Classical

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 9-10 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Alexa Silva
Ayva Royster
Lauren Olsen
Karina Atanassova
Emerson McDougall

Movement Arts Collective
Burbank Dance Academy
Burbank Dance Academy
CF Dance Academy
CF Dance Academy

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 8 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold
Silver

Avila Edwards
Maddie Olsen

Gustafson Dance School
Burbank Dance Academy

 

NEO CLASSICAL SOLO 13-14 YEARS

Gold

Nicole Frias

ODC Classical

 

NEO CLASSICAL SOLO 11-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver

Gabby Alcaraz
Camryn Witkin

Claylee's Dance Academy
ODC Classical

 

PAS DE DEUX

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Aidan Rawlinson, Hannah Sherman
Isabelle Speakman, Vinnie Winderman
Caedy Sajdowitz, Jordan Spena

Dance Conservatory of Pasadena
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Richter Academy of Classical Dance

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 13 - 15 YEARS

Gold
SIlver
Bronze

Zachary Hernandez, Lydia Marzluf
Bella Dunn, Michaela Capulong
Maegan Ung, Kaitlyn Ng

CF Dance Academy
Hudson Dance Academy
Ballet Kukan Academy

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 10-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver

Elyse Bollesen, Sona Wyse
Kaleigh O'Leary, Grace Heart

Burbank Dance Academy
Ballet Kukan Academy

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 13 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze

The Parting Glass
Ambition
Swanhilda & Her Friends

California Dance Academy
Movement Arts Collective
Maple Leaf School of Russian Ballet

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 10-12 YEARS

Gold

Spanish Dance

Southern California Dance Academy

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 13 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Released
Veiled
Cosechar
The Times They Are A Changin'

Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Movement Arts Collective
Movement Arts Collective
Ballet Kukan Academy

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 10-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Swarm
Black Rose
Free The Mind

Burbank Dance Academy
Li's Ballet Studio
Southern California Dance Academy

 

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 9 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold
Silver

The Moment I Said It
Sandstorm

Claylee's Dance Academy
Kick It Up

 

OPEN ENSEMBLE 10-12 YEARS

Gold

Winter

Movement Arts Collective

 

NATIONAL CHARACTER ENSEMBLE 12 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold

Acadian Valse D'hiver

Maple Leaf School of Russian Ballet

 

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

The Parting Glass

California Dance Academy

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

California Dance Classics Monetary Scholarship

Kate Spaulding

Peninsula School of Performing Arts

 

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET SCHOOL - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship

Malena Ani

 

BALLET WEST - Short Stay

Kassandra Lessi
Caedy Sajowitz
Colette Radstone

Movement Arts Collective
Ricter Academy of Dance
California Dance Academy

 

Los Angeles Ballet Academy – 2 Week Summer Intensive Scolarship

Vinnie Winderman

 

Richter Academy of Classical Dance

 

THE NEW BALLET SCHOOL - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship
Half Tuition Scholarship

Maria Cieol Ibarrola Leon
Zachary Hernandez

Richter Academy of Classical Dance
CF Dance Academy

 

Outstanding Performance Award - LK Studio Photographic Shoot

Chloe Kinzler

California Dance Academy

 

Encouragement Award - Sponsored by the Dance Store

Lila Rose Yelin

Peninsula School of Performing Arts