Classical Ballet Theatre: CBT Academy offers pure classical ballet classes in Torrance, California.
Our mission is to enrich people's lives with creativity, culture, and tradition that educates and entertains.
Artistic Director Kotomi R. Matsuda has performed with internationally recognized companies and masters from the Moscow City Ballet, the Vaganova Ballet Academy, and the New York City Ballet. She has also danced with the Ajkun Ballet Theatre and performed in Europe and the east coast.
Kotomi received exclusive training from Mansur Kamaletdinov, choreographer and acting artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet. Mansur attended the Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he studied directly with Agrippina Vaganova and joined the Kirov Ballet.
Classical film diploma, University of Copenhagen
Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts, California State University of Long Beach
Master teacher certification, Kamaletdinov Russian Vaganova Ballet
Many of her students have been accepted by the Russian Vaganova Academy, the School of American Ballet Theatre, U. C. L. A., U.C. Berkeley, Notre Dame, the University of Pennsylvania and other prestigious institutions. Her mission is to preserve and pass on the legacy of classical ballet and the performing arts andinspire children and dancers to dance from their heart.