"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 FRANCISCO RESULTS
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 17 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Trudy Kim
Julia Evans
Anya Kahn

Independent
Ayako School of Ballet
Carmel Academy of Performing Arts

 
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 15 - 16 YEARS

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

Jasmine Cruz
Juliana Bellissimo
Leighton Shiveley
Rebecca Trockel
Katherine Zhao
Mekayla Garcia
Katya Panchenko
Olivia Chow
Alyssa-Maria Muna
Kelly Yang

Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
The New Ballet School
Northern California Dance Conservatory
Bayer Ballet Academy
Ayako School of Ballet
Ayako School of Ballet
Rachel's Ballet

 
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE FEMALE SOLO 13 - 14 YEARS

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

Elizabeth Nip
Mahalaya Tintiangoco-Cubales
Emily Moeller
Christine Li
Anneli Chow
Hailey Rozzano-Keefe
Summer Brown
Sofia Albers
Eileen Hansa

Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Ramon Moreno School of Ballet
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Menlo Park Dance Academy
The New Ballet School

 
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE MALE SOLO 13 - 14 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Rayan Dridi
Sam Stapleman
Khyree Rollins
Ethan Rujalo
Matthew Dean
Brian Ponce

Marin Dance Theatre
Bravissimo Dance Studio
Ayako School of Ballet
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
South Bay Dance Center
Holly Rochelle Dance Company

 
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE FEMALE SOLO 11 - 12 YEARS

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

Claire Werner
Hannah Dridi
Michelle Lin
Ryan Cheng
Emma Lin
Parker Rozzano-Keefe
Kiko Cortez
Sabrina Sanchez DeLope
Kayla Soto

Rachel's Ballet
Marin Dance Theatre
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
The New Ballet School
Bravissimo Dance Studio
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Ramon Moreno School of Ballet
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Westlake School for the Performing Arts

 
CLASSICAL BALLET SOLO 9-10 YEARS

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

Baylie Ruiz
Josephine Yang
Kyra Orozco-Davey

Hailey Ryu
Elisha Tan
Samantha Perez
Maya Murakami
Gabriella Hudson

Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Ramon Moreno School of Ballet
Ramon Moreno School of Ballet
Ramon Moreno School of Ballet
Rachel's Ballet
Rachel's Ballet
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Westlake School for the Performing Arts

 
CLASSICAL BALLET SOLO 8 YEARS & UNDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Lisa Iwata
Abigail Pravinata
Lula Petrushansky

Stella Kimos

Bravissimo Dance Studio
Rachel's Ballet
Ayana Dance School LLC

Ayana Dance School LLC

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 17 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver

Julia Evans
Anya Kahn

Ayako School of Ballet
Carmel Academy of Performing Arts

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 15-16 YEARS

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

Jasmine Cruz
Lindsay Lykins
Meghan Kerr
Leighton Shiveley
Juliana Bellissimo
Mekayla Garcia
Rebecca Trockel
Isabel Harding
Gabriela Smith
Jadyn Rozzano-Keefe
Camille Leparmentier

Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Northern California Dance Conservatory
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Northern California Dance Conservatory
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Deane Dance Center
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Bravissimo Dance Studio

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 13-14 YEARS

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

Mahalaya Titiangco-Cubales
Elizabeth Nip
Matthew Dean
Katherine McLaughlin
Summer Brown
Sam Stampleman
Sophia Dorosin
Alexa Julian
Hailey Rozzano-Keefe

Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
South Bay Dance Center
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Bravissimo Dance Studio
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Carmel Academy of Performing Arts
Westlake School for the Performing Arts

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 11-12 YEARS

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

Claire Werner
Michelle Lin
Parker Rozzano-Keefe
Kiko Cortez
Emma Lin
Jazzlin Yee
Alice Finkelstein
Ryan Cheng

Rachel's Ballet
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Ramon Moreno School of Ballet
Bravissimo Dance Studio

Peninsula Dance Academy
Ayako School of Ballet
The New Ballet School

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 9-10 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Baylie Ruiz
Joey Dean
Josephine Yang
Jaslyn Kwan
Jazmine Vargas

Westlake School for the Performing Arts
South Bay Dance Center
Ramon Moreno School of Ballet
Bravissimo Dance Studio

Holly Rochelle Dance Company

 

NEO CLASSICAL SOLO 11-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver

Hannah Dridi
Helena Hoermann

Marin Dance Theatre
Menlo Park Academy of Dance

 

NEO CLASSICAL SOLO 13-14 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Rayan Dridi
Sofia Albers
Veronica Yang

Marin Dance Theatre
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Ayako School of Ballet

 

NEO CLASSICAL 15-16 YEARS

Gold

Alyssa-Maria Muna

Ayako School of Ballet

 

CLASSICAL BALLET DUO/TRIO 9 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Cara Wang, Jessica Cao
Vivienne Hadi, Ellie Katz
Jennifer Xu, Abigail Pravinata, Annabelle Yeh

Rachel's Ballet
Ayana Dance School LLC
Rachel's Ballet

CLASSICAL BALLET DUO/TRIO 10-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver

Iris Tsui, Sarah Wong, Zoya Kimos Bacani
Samantha Perez, Lillian Ma

Marina Classical Ballet
Rachel's Ballet

CLASSICAL BALLET DUO/TRIO 13-15 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Sarah Dorosin, Rebecca Trockel, Christine Li
Yuzuka Fuchinoue, Betina Lorete, Eileen Hansa
Elena Zaug, Katerina Nierotka, Amanda Lin

Menlo Park Academy of Dance
The New Ballet School
Rachel's Ballet

PAS DE DEUX

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Jonacy Montero, Mahalaya Tintiangco-Cubales
Emma Lin, Sam Stampleman
Rayan Dridi, Hannah Dridi
Kiley Stephens, Matthew Dean

Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Bravissimo Dance Studio
Marin Dance Theatre

South Bay Dance Center

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 9 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold

Katherine Miller, Josephine Miller

Bravissimo Dance Studio

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 10-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver

Elisha Tan, Jordan Chen
Avantika Saxena, Shreya Gulati

Rachel's Ballet
Rachel's Ballet

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 13 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Jasmine Cruz, Ian Debono
Lindsey Chao, Leighton Shiveley
Sophia Dorosin, Milena Raeber
Hailey Rozzano-Keefe, Jadyn Rozzano-Keefe

Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Westlake School for the Performing Arts

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 13-15 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Classique
Bach Concerto
Dance of the Reed Flutes
County Lines

Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
The New Ballet School

 

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 10-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Toyshop Suite
Surprise Symphony
Giselle's Friends
Masquerade Ball

Rachel's Ballet
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Mari
na Classical Ballet
Menlo Park Academy of Dance

 

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 9 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold
Silver

Oriental Rhapsody
The Ballet Mistress

Rachel's Ballet
Rachel's Ballet

 

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 16 YEARS & OLDER

High Gold

Deviant

Northern California Dance Conservatory

 

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 13-15 YEARS

High Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Tribe
Snaps & Claps
Total Eclipse
Sleeping Giant

Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Menlo Park Academy of Dance

 

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 10-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Shadows
Safe
Feral Society

Northern California Dance Conservatory
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Rachel's Ballet

 

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 9 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold

Think of Me

Marina Classical Ballet

 

OPEN ENSEMBLE 13 YEARS & OLDER

High Gold
Gold
Silver

Ferdinand
How Soon Is Now
World, Come In

Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Rachel's Ballet

 

OPEN ENSEMBLE 10-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Grease
Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac
I'm Gonna Be
The Jackson 11
Egyptian Dance

Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Marina Classical Ballet

 

OPEN ENSEMBLE 9 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold
Silver

Dance With Us
Purple Caterpillar

Marina Classical Ballet
Ayana Dance School LLC

 

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

Tribe

Westlake School for the Performing Arts

 

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

Christine Li

Menlo Park Academy of Dance

 

BALLET WEST - Summer Intensive

Juliana Bellissimo
Mahalaya Titiangco-Cubales
Sam Stapleman

Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Bravissimo Dance Studio

 

HARID CONSERVATORY - Summer Intensive

Part Tuition Scholarship

Katya Panchenko

Bayer Ballet Academy

 

LOS ANGELES BALLET ACADEMY - Summer Intensive

Two Week Scholarship
Two Week Scholarship

Ryan Cheng
Leighton Shiveley

The New Ballet School
Menlo Park Academy of Dance

 

THE NEW BALLET SCHOOL - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship
Half Tuition Scholarship

Leighton Shiveley
Elizabeth Nip

Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Westlake School for the Performing Arts

 

CALIFORNIA DANCE CLASSICS MONETARY SCHOLARSHIP

Jasmine Cruz

Westlake School for the Performing Arts