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Dance Arts Foundation Presents

California Dance Classics  Festival Performance 

April 30, 2023 

Irvine Barclay Theatre Address: 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine CA 92612

Principal Guest Artists: Adji Cissoko & Shuaib Elhassan Choreographer: Alonzo King

Principal Guest Artists: Brenna Mulligan & Michael Agudelo Choreographer: Conny Mathôt


And our exceptional cast of more than 100 talented classical ballet and contemporary dance students


This festival provided an invaluable opportunity for upcoming young artists to perform alongside and learn from professional principal dancers, creating a rich learning experience for all involved. The atmosphere was electrifying as the audience enjoyed a wide range of breathtaking performances. This unique and extraordinary festival united dancers from studios across California. Dancers traveled from near and far to come together, working cohesively and collaboratively, fostering a sense of camaraderie in this unforgettable showcase of artistry and talent!


Enjoy these highlights from our remarkable event, where more than 100 talented classical ballet and contemporary dance students illuminated the stage with their exceptional skills, passion, and dedication to the art of dance.

Day One Highlights April 29, 2023

Principal Guest Artist/Master Teacher: Adji Cissoko Principal

Guest Artist/Master Teacher: Brenna Mulligan

Director/Choreographer: Conny Mathôt

Pianist: Clifford Casapao


Day One at the Dance Arts Foundation Festival offered students the unique privilege of learning firsthand from the Festival Principal Guest Artists, Festival Director, and faculty. Students enjoyed immersive classes in Classical Ballet, Classical Repertoire, and Contemporary Workshops. The day concluded with performance staging and a rehearsal of "Encore," the Festival Finale to be performed the following day.


Congratulations to all who participated and a huge THANK YOU to all of our participating Californian Dance Studio's.

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