"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
SAN DIEGO RESULTS

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

Sierra Crocker
Penelope Schulman
Makayla O'Sullivan
Ariande Fernandez

San Diego School Of Ballet
California Dance Academy
Academy of Ballet Arts
South Coast Conservatory

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

Taylor Tran
Caedence Sajdowitz
Keara Nichols
Karina Nguyen
Heather Ludlow
Catherine Ventura
Amber Lew
Caroline Sowers
Nicole Ly

V&T Classical Ballet Academy
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Academy of Ballet Arts
South Coast Conservatory
Academy of Ballet Arts
Academy of Ballet Arts
Huntington Academy of Dance
San Diego Academy of Ballet
Richter Academy of Classical Dance

MALE CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 15 - 16 YEARS
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Gold
Silver
Bronze

Eduardo Cazarez
Jared Osoria
Chase Petersen

North County Academy of Dance
San Diego School of Ballet
Academy of Ballet Arts

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 13 - 14 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

Jade Conner
Ekaterina Tchernychev
Angelina Alcala
Antonia Deprey
Remy Loren
Amara Duke
Lyla Davey
LilaRose Yelin
Vinnie Winderman
Alyssa Nichols
Luke Alcaraz

San Diego Academy of Ballet
San Diego Academy of Ballet
San Diego Academy of Ballet
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Ballet Arte
Inspired Movement
Huntington Academy of Dance
Peninsula School of Classical Dance
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Academy of Ballet Arts
South Coast Conservatory

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

Natalie Steele
Jasmine Van Zoest
Guinevere Gale
Pearl Van Zoest
Amandine Isidro
Kaitlyn Ortega
Valentina Raphael
Isabelle Lin
Katelyn Gardner
Frida Abril Garcia
Cierra Roberts
Alexa Michelle Gallegos

Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy
Ballet Institute of San Diego
Yorba Linda Academy of Ballet
Ballet Institute of San Diego
Ballet Institute of San Diego
Yorba Linda Academy of Ballet
Saut de Chat
Dance Conservatory of Pasadena
Inspired Movement
Marycarmen Profesionales en Danza
Independent
Marycarmen Profesionales en Danza

CLASSICAL BALLET SOLO 9-10 YEARS

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

Amelie Bott-Suzuki
Michael Shishkin
Angelina Jones
Adella Mehringer
Lya Andrea Tellez
Sophie Barquist
Shea Faassen
Ariel Asatryan
Chloe Cheng

Ballet Institute of San Diego
Ballet Arte
Southland Ballet Academy
V&T Classical Ballet Academy
Marycarmen Profesionales en Danza
South Coast Conservatory
Inspired Movement
Encinitas Ballet
Legacy Dance Academy

CLASSICAL BALLET SOLO 8 YEARS & UNDER

Gold

Riley Neal

Temecula Dance Company

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 17 YEARS & OLDER
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Gold
Silver
Bronze

Sierra Crocker
Huiyi Bao
Penelope Schulman

San Diego School Of Ballet
V&T Classical Ballet Academy
California Dance Academy

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 15-16 YEARS
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Gold
Silver
Bronze
Special Honorable Mention
Special Honorable Mention
Special Honorable Mention
Special Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Riley Parish
Emily Porges
Keara Nichols
Jaden Baraba
Chloe Capulong
Taylor Tran
Kaprice Glen
Catherine Ventura
Heather Ludlow
Amber Lew
Eduardo Cazarez

Yorba Linda Academy of Ballet
Academy of Ballet Arts
Academy of Ballet Arts
Temecula Dance Company
Huntington Academy of Dance
V&T Classical Ballet Academy
Yorba Linda Academy of Ballet
Academy of Ballet Arts
Academy of Ballet Arts
Huntington Academy of Dance
North County Academy of Dance

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 13-14 YEARS
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Gold
Silver
Bronze
Special Honorable Mention
Special Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Eva Marie Geierstanger
Yujen Lin
Andie Layne
Reagan Parish
Amara Duke
Lia Richmond
Lyla Davey
Macy Florgan
Alyssa Nichols
Carlee Skimming

Ballet Arte
Yorba Linda Academy of Ballet
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Yorba Linda Academy of Ballet
Inspired Movement
Legacy Dance Academy
Huntington Academy of Dance
Huntington Academy of Dance
Academy of Ballet Arts
Ballet Arte

CONTEMPORARY 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

Natalie Steele
Chyna Wong-Wui
Alexis Ahn
Emma Veling
Pearl Van Zoest
Jenna Holloway
Kaitlyn Ortega
Katelyn Gardner
Charlie Walters
Amandine Isidro
Makenna Gibson
Cierra Roberts

Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy
Bobbie's School of Performing Arts
Inspired Movement
North County Academy of Dance
Ballet Institute of San Diego
Bobbie's School of Performing Arts
Yorba Linda Academy of Ballet
Inspired Movement
North County Academy of Dance
Ballet Institute of San Diego
Legacy Ballet Academy
Independent

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 9-10 YEARS

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

Nily Samara
Alita Kneeland
Angelina Jones
Brianna Gorski
Nora Grace Nguyen
Amelie Bott-Suzuki
Stella Rogovoy
Chloe Cheng
Keirsten Almacen

Bobbie's School of Performing Arts
Bobbie's School of Performing Arts
Southland Ballet Academy
South Coast Conservatory
Ballet Institute of San Diego
Ballet Institute of San Diego
Ballet Institute of San Diego
Legacy Dance Academy
Legacy Dance Academy

CONTEMPORARY SOLO 8 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold
Silver

Riley Neal
Miriam Hogan

Temecula Dance Company
V&T Classical Ballet Academy

NEO CLASSICAL SOLO 15 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Karina Nguyen
Gleason Giulia
Ariande Fernandez

South Coast Conservatory
South Coast Conservatory
South Coast Conservatory

NEO CLASSICAL SOLO 13-14 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Melia Pauper
Hannah Polanco
Paige Scanlon

South Coast Conservatory
Saut de Chat
South Coast Conservatory

NEO CLASSICAL SOLO 11-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Sarah Reynolds
Valentina Raphael
Emma Poirier

Independent
Saut de Chat
South Coast Conservatory

NATIONAL CHARACTER SOLO 15 - 16 YEARS

Gold

Chloe Zhong

Inspired Movement

PAS DE DEUX

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Ekaterina Tchernychev, Zane Snyder
Natalie Steele, Jacob Alvarado
Christian Barnard, LilaRose Yelin
Isabelle Speakman, Vinnie Winderman

San Diego Academy of Ballet
Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy
Richter Academy of Classical Dance
Richter Academy of Classical Dance

CLASSICAL BALLET DUO/TRIO 14 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Amara Duke, Jenna Renfield
Jade Conner, Caroline Sowers, Aaron Schueler
Peri Feldman, Paige Minton, Luke Alcaraz
Angelina Alcala, Alexandra Koresaar, Aaron Schueler

Inspired Movement
San Diego Academy of Ballet
South Coast Conservatory
San Diego Academy of Ballet

CLASSICAL BALLET DUO/TRIO 11 - 13 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Madeleine Guzman, Guinevere Gale, Kaitlyn Ortega
Amelie Bott-Suzuki, Ella Hall
Lya Andrea Tellez, Ximena Renee
Brigit Strain, Hannah Rodriguez

Yorba Linda Academy of Ballet
Ballet Institute of San Diego
Marycarmen Profesionales en Danza
North County Academy of Dance

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 14 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Eduardo Cazarez, Julianna Veling
Amber Lew, Chloe Capulong, Macy Florgan
Taylor Tran, Faith Montoya, Huiyi Bao

North County Academy of Dance
Huntington Academy of Dance
V&T Classical Ballet Academy

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 11-13 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Silas Peterson, Ethne Peterson
Alex Weinbaum, Ella Silberling
Delaney Savannah, Isabella Starnes

North County Academy of Dance
Legacy Dance Academy
South Coast Conservatory

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 10 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold
Silver

Aimee Ernt, Riley Ernt
Vivienne Long, Mia Maroutsos

Tustin Dance Center
South Coast Conservatory

NATIONAL CHARACTER DUO/TRIO 11 - 13 YEARS

Gold

Nora Grace Nguyen, Yohay Bomshtain

Ballet Institute Of San Diego

NATIONAL CHARACTER DUO/TRIO 10 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold

Allen Asatryan, Ariel Asatryan

Encinitas Ballet

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 14 YEARS & OLDER

Gold

Dance of the Big Swan

Yorba Linda Academy of Ballet

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 11-13 YEARS

Golds
Silver

The Little Swans
Prelude

Ballet Institute of San Diego
Inspired Movement

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 10 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold
Silver

Sylphide Dream
Dolls

Ballet Institute of San Diego
North County Academy of Dance

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 14 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Shadow
Outsider
The Request

Yorba Linda Academy of Ballet
Huntington Academy of Dance
Yorba Linda Academy of Ballet

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 11-13 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Kinetic
Earth
Schindler's List
Distance

North County Academy of Dance
Inspired Movement
South Coast Conservatory
North County Academy of Dance

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 10 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold

Statues

North County Academy of Dance

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

Kinetic

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

Natalie Steele

Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy

Joffrey Academy of Dance - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship

Chase Petersen
Chloe Capulong

Academy of Ballet Arts
Huntington Academy of Dance

Half Tuition Scholarship

Guinevere Gale

Yorba Linda Academy of Ballet

Invitation to Attend

Penelope Schulman
Amandine Isidro

California Dance Academy
Ballet Institute of San Diego

Harid Conservatory - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship

Jade Conner
Jared Osoria

San Diego Academy of Ballet
San Diego School of Ballet

Part Tuition Scholarship

Angelina Alcala

San Diego Academy of Ballet

Ballet West - Short Stay

Full Tuition Scholarship

Sierra Crocker
Taylor Tran
Ekaterina Tchernychev
Antonia Deprey

San Diego School of Ballet
V&T Classical Ballet Academy
San Diego Academy of Ballet
Menlo Park Academy of Dance

Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship

LilaRose Yelin
Keara Nichols

Peninsula School of Performing Arts
Academy of Ballet Arts

The New Ballet School - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship

Karina Nguyen
Amara Duke
Kaprice Glen

South Coast Conservatory
Inspired Movement
Yorba Linda Academy of Ballet

Los Angeles Ballet Academy - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship

Eduardo Cazarez

North County Academy of Dance

Outstanding Performance Award - LK Studio Photographic Shoot

Caroline Sowers

San Diego Academy of Ballet