"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 FRANCISCO RESULTS

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 17 YEARS & OLDER
Proudly Sponsored by Russian Pointe

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Katherine Zhao
Sarah Dorosin
Catherine Hansa
Kassandra Lessi
A'lia Martin

The New Ballet School
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
The New Ballet School
Movement Arts Collective
Movement Arts Collective

 

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 15 - 16 YEARS
Proudly Sponsored by Russian Pointe

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

Jonacy Montero
Katya Panchenko
Mekayla Garcia
Emily Moeller
Alexandra Smelyanskiy
Milena Raeber
Lindsay Lykins
Dora Cheng
Cecily Parks

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

 

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 13 - 14 YEARS
Proudly Sponsored by Russian Pointe

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

Mahalaya Tintiangco-Cubales
Katherine McLaughlin
Lucy Qian
Ryan Cheng
Yuzuka Fuchinoue
Hailey Rozzano-Keefe
Anneli Chow
Audrey Wang
Betina Lorete
Sofia Albers
Selina Kao

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

 

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE SOLO 11 - 12 YEARS
Proudly Sponsored by Russian Pointe

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

Emma Lin
Baylie Ruiz
Kiko Cortez
Maile Zeng
Alysia Evans
Josephine Yang
Kianna Panaligan
Amelia Chen
Devany Mar
Jaydn Dowler

Bravissimo Dance Studio
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Ramon Moreno School of Ballet
Deane Dance Center
Ayako School of Ballet
Ramon Moreno School of Ballet
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Movement Arts Collective

 
CLASSICAL BALLET SOLO 9-10 YEARS

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

Ananya Tirumala
Katusha Klets
Victoria Kostikov
Jazlyn Kwan
Lisa Iwata
Elizabeth Elyasheva
Gabriella Hudson
Tara Gee
Gianna Lee

Bayer Ballet Academy
Bayer Ballet Academy
Bayer Ballet Academy
Bayer Ballet Academy
Bravissimo Dance Studio
Ayana Dance School
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
MARINA CLASSICAL BALLET
Boise Ballet Academy

 
CLASSICAL BALLET SOLO 8 YEARS & UNDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Elizabeth Choi
Kai Jaidon Cortez
Amanda Luo
Aubrie Ramirez
Umber Dhillon

Marina Classical Ballet
Ramon Moreno School of Ballet
Soo Dance Academy
Holly Rochelle Dance Company
Soo Dance Academy

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 17 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Special Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Haily Foster
Sarah Dorosin
Kristen Flowers
A'lia Martin
Kassandra Lessi
Catherine Hansa

Northern California Dance Conservatory
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Northern California Dance Conservatory
Movement Arts Collective
Movement Arts Collective
The New Ballet School

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 15-16 YEARS

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

Jonacy Montero
Lindsay Lykins
Mekayla Garcia
Milena Raeber
Katya Panchenko
Gabriela Smith
Abigail Cotter
Sophia Dorosin
Mia Hall

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

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 13-14 YEARS

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

Mahalaya Tintiangco-Cubales
Katherine McLaughlin
Antonia Deprey
Sofia Albers
Yuzuka Fuchinoue
McKenna Coleman
Helena Hoermann
Penelope Ayles

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

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 11-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Devany Mar
Baylie Ruiz
Noelle Martinez
Amelia Chen
Alexa Silva
Elina Moeller
Rebecca Wu

Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Holly Rochelle Dance Company
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Movement Arts Collective
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Menlo Park Academy of Dance

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 9-10 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Katusha Klets
Jazlyn Kwan
Elizabeth Elyasheva
Amianan Daus-Magbual
Paulina Chernyatin
Melia Varela
Imke Lawrence

Bayer Ballet Academy
Bayer Ballet Academy
Ayana Dance School
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Marina Classical Ballet
Soo Dance Academy
Movement Arts Collective

 
CONTEMPORARY SOLO 8 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold

Sidney Choi

Soo Dance Academy

 

NEO CLASSICAL SOLO 15 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Alyssa-Maria Muna
Rachel Gu
Olivia Chow

Ayako School of Ballet
Ayako School of Ballet
Ayako School of Ballet

 

NEO CLASSICAL SOLO 13-14 YEARS

Gold
Silver

Alice Finkelstein
Sophie Killian

Ayako School of Ballet
Northern California Dance Conservatory

 

NEO CLASSICAL SOLO 11-12 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Kiko Cortez
Josephine Yang
Elisha Tan
Alyssa Bondoy
Hailey Ryu

Ramon Moreno School of Ballet
Ramon Moreno School of Ballet
Rachel's Ballet
Rachel's Ballet
Ramon Moreno School of Ballet

 

NATIONAL CHARACTER SOLO 9 - 10 YEARS

Gold
Silver

Kiki Yoshimoto
Sonia Pathik

Ayana Dance School
Ayana Dance School

 

PAS DE DEUX

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Jonacy Montero, Mahalaya Tintiangco-Cubales
Eliana Tabarez, Jaydn Dowler
Donovan Jasper, Selina Kao
Parker Rozzano-Keefe, Baylie Ruiz
Dora Cheng, Ryan Cheng
Alice Finkelstein, Khyree Rollins

Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Movement Arts Collective
TCDA
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
The New Ballet School
Ayako School of Ballet

CLASSICAL BALLET DUO/TRIO 14 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Sarah Dorosin, Sophia Dorosin, Milena Raeber
Katya Panchenko, Alexandra Smelyanskiy, Grace Kim
Sofia Albers, Antonia Deprey
Mekayla Garcia, Gordy Felesina

Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Bayer Ballet Academy
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Northern California Dance Conservatory

CLASSICAL BALLET DUO/TRIO 11 - 13 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Hannah So, Kaitlyn Huang, Julia Sochava
Iris Tsui, Sarah Wong, Zoya Kirnos Bacani
Caitlyn Wong, Alyssa Bondoy
Marissa Gani, Sarah Hu

Bayer Ballet Academy
Marina Classical Ballet
Rachel's Ballet
Rachel's Ballet

CLASSICAL BALLET DUO/TRIO 10 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Eunice Lai, Maria Novak, Mika Nakari
Cara Wang, Jessica Cao
Dhanya Ganti, Maanya Ganti, Lydia Chang

Rachel's Ballet
Rachel's Ballet
Ayana Dance School

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 14 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Megan Fong, Alyssa-Maria Muna
Lindsay Lykins, Adrian Ruiz
Hailey Rozzano-Keefe, Jadyn Rozzano-Keefe
Storie Lynch, Cecily Parks
Saki Matsumoto, Natalie Ho

Ayako School of Ballet
Northern California Dance Conservatory
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Menlo Park Academy of Dance

CONTEMPORARY DUO/TRIO 11-13 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Helena Hoermann, Sabrina Sanchez DeLope, Sophia Taylor
Elisha Tan, Cassidy Johnston, Jordan Chen
Siria Champan, Ellie Arai, Ashley Kim
Clarice Lai, Ashley Li

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

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 14 YEARS & OLDER

Golds
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Scottish Fantasy
A la barre
Les Corsaire Seashore
Simpatico

Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Northern California Dance Conservatory

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 11-13 YEARS

Golds
Silver
Bronze
Honorable Mention

Anchors Aweigh
Waltz of the Strings
Friends of Coppelia Act 3
Esmerelda

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

CLASSICAL BALLET ENSEMBLE 10 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Tippy Toes
Neapolitan Dance from Swan Lake
Sun Splash

Rachel's Ballet
Marina Classical Ballet
Rachel's Ballet

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 14 YEARS & OLDER

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

Breathe In Breathe Out
Faces
Retro
Tow the Line
Not a Tango
There is Nothing Wrong with Us
Alliance

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

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 11-13 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

We Go Lightly
Note To Self
Storm Nymphs

The New Ballet School
Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Ayako School of Ballet

CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE 10 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Ave Maria
Youthfulness
Girls and Sea

Marina Classical Ballet
Marina Classical Ballet
Ayana Dance School

OPEN ENSEMBLE 14 YEARS & OLDER

Gold
Silver

Florence Nightingale
Wax Wane

Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Movement Arts Collective

OPEN ENSEMBLE 11-13 YEARS

Gold
Silver
Bronze

Look at Us
Jungle Dance
A Chorus Line

Marina Classical Ballet
Marina Classical Ballet
Menlo Park Academy of Dance

OPEN ENSEMBLE 10 YEARS & YOUNGER

Gold
Silver

Voila
Lullaby

Marina Classical Ballet
Ayana Dance School

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

Breathe In Breathe Out

Westlake School for the Performing Arts

 

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

San Francisco Ballet School - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship

Alexa Silva

Movement Arts Collective

Joffrey Academy of Dance - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship

 Mahalaya Tintiangco-Cubales

Westlake School for the Performing Arts

Ballet West - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship

Mekayla Garcia
Sofia Albers

Northern California Dance Conservatory
Menlo Park Academy of Dance

Short Stay

Sarah Dorosin
Mahalaya Tintiangco-Cubales
Ella Ernst

Menlo Park Academy of Dance
Westlake School for the Performing Arts
Northern California Dance Conservatory

Harid Conservatory - Summer Intensive

Half Tuition Scholarship

Katherine McLaughlin
Ryan Cheng

Menlo Park Academy of Dance
The New Ballet School

Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship

 Sarah Dorosin

Menlo Park Academy of Dance

The New Ballet School - Summer Intensive

Full Tuition Scholarship

Edward Tang

Rachel’s Ballet

Los Angeles Ballet Academy - Summer Intensive

Two Week Scholarship

 Donovan Jasper

Theodore Constant - Dance Academy