"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

2019
LOS ANGELES RESULTS

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 17 YEARS & OLDER
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Gold
Silver
Bronze
Special Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Emma Mertens
Victoria Henderson
Penelope Schulman
Zachary Hernandez
Rachel Soltesz

Peninsula School of Performing Arts
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
California Dance Academy
CF Dance Academy
Richter Academy of Classical Dance

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 15 - 16 YEARS
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Gold
Silver
Bronze
Special Honorable Mention
Special Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Mia Benitez
Camilla Machado
Hailey Vivers
Nadia Bradfield
Annie DeMore
Brandan Contreras
Caedence Sajdowitz
David Burn
Priscilla Pope
Ketrina Lam

Independent
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Independent
CHAMPS Charter High School for the Arts
South Coast Conservatory
South Coast Conservatory
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
CF Dance Academy
Santa Clarita Ballet
Dance Theatre International

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 13 - 14 YEARS
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Gold
Silver
Silver
Bronze
Special Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Darrion Sellman
Chloe Kinzer
Jacqueline Lane
Sona Wyse
Jana Teruel
Sydney Robinson
Natalie Yu
Justine LeCave
Evelyn Kouzmitch
Haven Ward
Sofia Sun
Alexis Fernandez

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
California Dance Academy
Peninsula School of Performing Arts
Burbank Dance Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
CD Dance Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Pacific Dance
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy
Lovett Dance Center
California Dance Academy

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 11 - 12 YEARS
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Gold
Silver
Bronze
Special Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Elyse Bollesen
Siena Apodaca
Camille Roussel
Ava Kinzler
Kim Sherman
Christine Ng
Isabelle Speakman
Zeraphine Jaeckel
Makayla Silavong
Katie Chen
Malcolm Takumi
Kaho Tomonaga

Burbank Dance Academy
Independent
Pacific Dance
California Dance Academy
California Dance Academy
Palos Verdes Ballet
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Southern California Dance Academy
Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Palos Verdes Ballet

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 9-10 YEARS

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

Mai Ishiyama
Malaya Paterson
Samantha Priolo
Emerson McDougall
Channing Dennis
Sophie Barquist
Leila Yoshida
Sienna Gavin

Peninsula School of Performing Arts
Peninsula School of Performing Arts
California Dance Academy
CF Dance Academy
South Coast Conservatory
South Coast Conservatory
Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy
Degas Dance Studio

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 8 YEARS & UNDER

Gold

Eden West

Independent

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 17 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Lydia Marzluf
Zachary Hernandez
Penelope Schulman
Siena Avalon Ciancia

CF Dance Academy
CF Dance Academy
California Dance Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 15-16 YEARS

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

Caedence Sajdowitz
Jordan Spena
Jacque Forman
Amanda Harris
Nadia Bradfield
Caroline Kim
Brandan Contreras
Ketrina Lam
David Burn
Christina Farrow
Hannah Cirlin
Colette Radstone
Brooke Sinton

Richters Academy of Classical Dance
Richters Academy of Classical Dance
Degas Dance Studio
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
CHAMPS
CF Dance Academy
South Coast Conservatory
Dance Theatre International
CF Dance Academy
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
California Dance Academy
California Dance Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 13-14 YEARS

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

Sona Wyse
Haven Ward
Darrion Sellman
Emily Levin
Jacqueline Lane
Jana Teruel
Madeline Moon
Carlee Skimming
Andie Layne
Gabriella Toth
Aracelia Solorio
Ella Siruno

Burbank Dance Academy
Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Burbank Dance Academy
Peninsula School of Performing Arts
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Independent
Ballet Arte
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
CF Dance Academy
CF Dance Academy
Dance Theatre International

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 11-12 YEARS

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

Elyse Bollesen
Siena Apodaca
Camille Roussel
Malcolm Takumi
Nadia Gruhlke
Karina Atanassova
Naomi Coulter
Chloe Layne
Mikayla Fleming
Lauren Olsen
Makayla Silavong
Isabelle Speakman
Katie Chen

Burbank Dance Academy
Independent
Pacific Dance
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
CF Dance Academy
CF Dance Academy
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Burbank Dance Academy
Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 9-10 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Paige Minton
ZoeLyn Nafarrete
Channing Dennis

South Coast Conservatory
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
South Coast Conservatory

NEO CLASSICAL SOLO 15 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Emma Park
Sarah Senefsky
Ashley Shukman

Lovett Dance Center
Lovett Dance Center
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

NEO CLASSICAL SOLO 13-14 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Rachel Knox
Natalie Yu
Mia Narvades

Lovett Dance Center
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

NEO CLASSICAL SOLO 11-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Malcolm Takumi
Nadia Gruhlke
Callie Kiefer

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

PAS DE DEUX

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Annie DeMore, Brandan Contreras
Isabelle Speakman, Vinnie Winderman
Caedence Sajdowitz, Jordan Spena
Elisha Park, Christian Barnard
Zachary Hernandez, Caroline Kim

South Coast Conservatory
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
CF Dance Academy

CLASSICAL BALLET DUO/TRIO 14 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Sophia Shahani, Hannah Barone, Chloe Kinzler
Evee Jewgieniew, Alexa Burns
Emily Kelley, Megan Giffin

California Dance Academy
South Coast Conservatory
Riverside Dance Academy & Performing Arts

CLASSICAL BALLET DUO/TRIO 11 - 13 YEARS

Gold
Silver

Peri Feldman, Paige Minton, Luke Alcaraz
Emma Steiner, Ella Ullrich, Carter Gillespie

South Coast Conservatory
Ballet Academy Ventura

CLASSICAL BALLET DUO/TRIO 10 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold

Vivienne Long, Mia Maroutsos

South Coast Conservatory

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 14 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Lydia Marzluf, Dillon Zamora
Sona Wyse, Kate Roarke
David Burn, Gabriella Toth
Jacque Forman, DaJuan Foley Jr.

CF Dance Academy
Burbank Dance Academy
CF Dance Academy
Degas Dance Studio

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 11-13 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Sofia Sun, Brigitte Thompson
Makenna Friedman, Sophie Frodis
Emerson McDougall, Karina Atanassova
Levi Baker, Jaiya Davis

Lovett Dance Center
Degas Dance Studio
CF Dance Studio
Degas Dance Studio

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 14 YEARS & OLDER

Golds
Silver
Bronze

Swing Time
Kinesis
Excerpts from La Bayadere

CF Dance Academy
California Dance Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 11-13 YEARS

Golds
Silver
Bronze

Symphony 5
The Ballet Class
A Gift From Her Sweetheart

Burbank Dance Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 10 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold
Silver

Ghost Stories
Minkus Waltz

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 14 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

We are the Ones
Uninvited
Crash
Crimson Wing

CF Dance Academy
CF Dance Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Lovett Dance Center

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 11-13 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Nexus
The Lobster
Schindler's List

Burbank Dance Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
South Coast Conservatory

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 10 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold

Hallelujah

Los Angeles Ballet Academy

OPEN ENSEMBLE 11-13 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Groovy
Hey Ya!
Oh So Sweet

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy
CF Dance Academy

OPEN ENSEMBLE 10 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold
Silver

Coconut
I've Got You

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

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

Nexus

Burbank Dance Academy

 

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

California Dance Classics Monetary Scholarship

Elyse Bollesen

Burbank Dance Academy

San Francisco Ballet School - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship

Darrion Sellman
Jana Teruel

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Los Angeles Ballet Academy

Joffrey Academy of Dance - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship

Chloe Kinzler
Siena Apodaca

California Dance Academy
Independent

Ballet West - Short Stay

Full Tuition Scholarship

Chloe Kinzler
Jacqueline Lance
Jordan Spena
Sona Wyse

California Dance Academy
Peninsula School of Performing Arts
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Burbank Dance Academy

Harid Conservatory - Summer Intensive

Half Tuition Scholarship

Vinnie Winderman

Richter Academy of Classical Dance

Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship

Mia Benitez

Independent

The New Ballet School - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship

Zachary Hernandez
Giann Juliet

CF Dance Academy
Santa Clarita Ballet

Outstanding Performance Award - LK Studio Photographic Shoot

Brandan Contreras
Jacqueline Lane

South Coast Conservatory
Peninsula School of Performing Arts