"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
SAN DIEGO RESULTS
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 17 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Hannah Ivester
Polina Myers
Ariande Fernandez
Melia Masumoto

Academy of Ballet Arts
Marin Dance Theatre
South Coast Conservatory
South Coast Conservatory

 
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 15 - 16 YEARS

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

Caroline Sowers
Heather Ludlow
Wessley Edmonds
Haylie Bonser
Karina Nguyen
Lynette Zhang
Victoria Veling
Chase Petersen
Gracie Kieffer

San Diego Academy of Ballet
Academy of Ballet Arts
Scripps Performing Arts Academy
California Ballet School
South Coast Conservatory
California Ballet School
North County Academy of Dance
Academy of Ballet Arts
Ballet Arte

 
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 13 - 14 YEARS

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

Ekaterina Tchernychev
Alexis Marxer
Jenna Renfield
Brandan Contreras
Angelina Alcala
Sophia Dimmick
Catherine Ventura
Jade Conner
Alexandra Koresaar
Julianna Veling

San Diego Academy of Ballet
Ballet Arte
Robyn Segel Shifren
South Coast Conservatory
San Diego Academy of Ballet
California Ballet School
Academy of Ballet Arts
San Diego Academy of Ballet
San Diego Academy of Ballet
North County Academy of Dance

 
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 11 - 12 YEARS

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

Amara Duke
Keliah Peterson
Natalie Steele
Carolyn Lu
Sejal Janaswamy
Madeleine Koresaar
Rachel Hemenway Hudson
Scarlett Schultes

Inspired Movement
North County Academy of Dance
Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy
South Coast Conservatory
Encinitas Ballet
San Diego Academy of Ballet
Academy of Ballet Arts
Ballet Arte

 
CLASSICAL BALLET REPERTOIRE SOLO 9-10 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Emma Veling
Hannah Chin
Akeelah Duffy
Chloe Gruenberg
Regina Sanabria
Sophie Barquist

North County Academy of Dance
North County Academy of Dance
North County Academy of Dance
South Coast Conservatory
Pavlova
South Coast Conservatory

 
CLASSICAL BALLET SOLO 8 YEARS & UNDER

Gold
Silver

Ariel Asatryan
Channing Dennis

Encinitas Ballet
South Coast Conservatory

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 17 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Polina Myers
Hannah Ivester
Fernandez Ariadne
Melia Masumoto

Marin Dance Theatre
Academy of Ballet Arts
South Coast Conservatory
South Coast Conservatory

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 15-16 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Heather Ludlow
Caroline Sowers
Amber Lew
Amelia Martin
Karina Nguyen
Gracie Kieffer

Academy of Ballet Arts
San Diego Academy of Ballet
Huntington Academy of Dance
South Coast Conservatory
South Coast Conservatory
Ballet Arte

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 13-14 YEARS

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

Catherine Ventura
Alexis Marxer
Jenna Renfield
Eva Geierstanger
Chloe Capulong
Julianna Veling
Lydia Murphy
Alexandra Koresaar

Academy of Ballet Arts
Ballet Arte
Robyn Segel Shifren
Inspired Movement
Huntington Academy of Dance
North County Academy of Dance
Academy of Ballet Arts
San Diego Academy of Ballet

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 11-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Natalie Steele
Amara Duke
Emma Eling
Keliah Peterson

Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy
Inspired Movement
Inspired Movement
North County Academy of Dance

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 9-10 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Emma Veling
Hannah Chin
Akeelah Duffy
Minton Paige
Barquist Sophie
Regina Sanabria

North County Academy of Dance
North County Academy of Dance
North County Academy of Dance
South Coast Conservatory
South Coast Conservatory
Pavlova

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 8 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold

Channing Dennis

South Coast Conservatory

 

NEO CLASSICAL SOLO 13-14 YEARS

Gold

Eva Geierstanger

Inspired Movement

 

NEO CLASSICAL SOLO 11-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Karolina Ochoa
Mariana Merigo
Emma Poirier Poirier
Nadia Uribe
Ana Cristina Romero

Pavlova
Pavlova
South Coast Conservatory
Pavlova
Pavlova

 

NATIONAL CHARACTER SOLO 13 - 14 YEARS

Gold
Silver

Maya Janaswamy
Anna Mraovic

Encinitas Ballet
Encinitas Ballet

 

NATIONAL CHARACTER SOLO 8 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold

Ariel Asatryan

Encinitas Ballet

 

CLASSICAL BALLET DUO/TRIO 13-15 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Angelina Alcala, Caroline Sowers, Kaileen Chiu
Jade Conner, Alexandra Koresaar
Sofia Equihua, Quetzalli Ramirez, Andrea Gutierrez

San Diego Academy of Ballet
San Diego Academy of Ballet
Southbay Dance

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 9-11 YEARS

Gold
Silver

Emma Veling, Keliah Peterson
Minton Paige, Feldman Peri

North County Academy of Dance
South Coast Conservatory

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 10-12 YEARS

Gold

Bach

Inspired Movement

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 10-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver

Break Free
Stillness

North County Academy of Dance
Inspired Movement

Highest Scoring Ensemble
Awarded to the ensemble scoring the highest overall mark in all age group & dance categories

Break Free

North County Academy of Dance

 

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

California Dance Classics Monetary Scholarship

Heather Ludlow

Academy of Ballet Arts

 

San Francisco Ballet School - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship

Alexis Marxer

Ballet Arte

Ballet West - Short Stay

Caroline Sowers
Angelina Alcala
Hannah Ivester

San Diego Academy of Ballet
San Diego Academy of Ballet
Academy of Ballet Arts

 

Harid Conservatory - Summer Intensive

Part Tuition Scholarship

Aaron Schueler

San Diego Academy of Ballet

 

Los Angeles Ballet Academy - 2 week - Summer Intensive Scolarship

Catherine Ventura
Keliah Peterson

Academy of Ballet Arts
North County Academy of Dance

 

The New Ballet School - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship
Half Tuition Scholarship

Wessley Edmonds
Jenna Renfield

Scripps Performing Arts Academy
Robyn Segel Shifren

 

Outstanding Performance Award - LK Studio Photographic Shoot

Ekaterina Tchernychev

 

San Diego Academy of Ballet