"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

 

SAN FRANCISCO RESULTS

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 17 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Claire Wu
Brennan Wall
Isabella Phillips
Kendra Frank
Isabel Nicholson

Rachel’s Ballet
The New Ballet School
The New Ballet School
Peninsula Dance Academy
Bravissimo Dance Studio

 

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 15 – 16 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Gwyneth Rider
Amanda Lin
Ada Chung

Carmel Academy of Performing Arts
Rachel’s Ballet
Ramon Moreno School of Ballet

 

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 13 – 14 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Sophia Kourtoglou
Katerina Nierotka
Rachel Tsai

Bravissimo Dance Studio
Rachel’s Ballet
Rachel’s Ballet

 

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 9 – 10 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Claire Werner
Yazzlin Yee
Elisha Tan

Rachel’s Ballet
Peninsula Dance Academy
Rachel’s Ballet

 

CLASSICAL BALLET REPERTOIRE SOLO 17 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Claire Wu
Brennan Wall
Kendra Frank
Isabel Nicholson

Rachel’s Ballet
The New Ballet School
Peninsula Dance Academy
Bravissimo Dance Studio

 

CLASSICAL BALLET REPERTOIRE SOLO 15 – 16 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Lydia Wu
Katherine Zhao
Gwyneth Rider
Natalie Wu
Madisyn Yoo
Elena Zaug

Bravissimo Dance Studio
The New Ballet School
Carmel Academy of Performing Arts
Bravissimo Dance Studio
Bravissimo Dance Studio
Rachel’s Ballet

 

CLASSICAL BALLET REPERTOIRE SOLO 13 – 14 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Gabriella Smith
Sophia Kourtoglou
Katerina Nierotka
Claire Amanda Hu
Camille Leparmeutier
Laurie Tang

Deane Dance Center
Bravissimo Dance Studio
Rachel’s Ballet
Ramon Moreno School of Ballet
Bravissimo Dance Studio
Bravissimo Dance Studio

 

CLASSICAL BALLET REPERTOIRE SOLO 11 – 12 YEARS

FEMALE

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Lucy Qian
Mia Hua
Grace Mansilla
Alex Julian
Fiona Fanoe
Elise Jarvis

Ramon Moreno School of Ballet
Bravissimo Dance Studio
Bravissimo Dance Studio
Carmel Academy of Performing Arts
Carmel Academy of Performing Arts
Academy of American Ballet

 

MALE

Gold
Silver

Ryan Cheng
Sam Stampleman

The New Ballet School
Bravissimo Dance Studio

 

CLASSICAL BALLET REPERTOIRE SOLO 9 – 10 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Claire Werner
Kiko Cortez
Maile Zeng
Emma Lin
Jasmine Chen
Jazzlin Yee

Rachel’s Ballet
Ramon Moreno School of Ballet
Deane Dance Center
Bravissimo Dance Studio
Bravissimo Dance Studio
Peninsula Dance Academy

 

CLASSICAL BALLET REPERTOIRE SOLO 8 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Josephine Miller
Katherine Miller
Ava Hua
Gracen Hutto

Bravissimo Dance Studio
Bravissimo Dance Studio
Bravissimo Dance Studio
Bravissimo Dance Studio

 

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 10 – 12 YEARS

Gold

Alex Juilan & Fiona Fanoe

Carmel Academy of Performing Arts

 

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 13 – 15 YEARS

Gold

Amanda Lin & Katerina Nierotka

Rachel’s Ballet

 

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 16 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver

Brennan Wall & Ryan Walker
Isabella Phillips & Jonah Corrall

The New Ballet School
The New Ballet School

 

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

LOS ANGELES BALLET ACADEMY – Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship
Half Tuition Scholarship

Lydia Wu
Sophia Kourtoglou

Bravissimo Dance Studio
Bravissimo Dance Studio

 

SAN FRANCISCO BALLET SCHOOL – Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship

Sam Stampleman

Bravissimo Dance Studio

 

THE HARID CONSERVATORY – Summer Intensive

Full Scholarship (Tuition & Housing)
Full Tuition Scholarship

Gabriela Smith
Camille Leparmeutier

Deane Dance Center
Bravissimo Dance Studio

 

CALIFORNIA DANCE CLASSICS MONETARY SCHOLARSHIP

Claire Werner

Rachel’s Ballet