V&T Students are Two of Only Seven U.S. Candidates Heading to Prix de Lausanne 2018!

Congratulations to Jordan Coutts and Aviva Gelfer-Mundl who have the prestigious honor of being chosen to represent the United States at The 2018 Prix de Lausanne!



Jordan Coutts



Aviva Gelfer-Mundl



According to Dance Informa Magazine:

There were 380 candidates (297 girls and 83 boys) from 38 different countries who applied for video selection. 69 candidates were selected after this video selection and nine candidates were preselected from events like the 2017 Youth America Grand Prix in New York City, the 2017 International Ballet and Choreography Competition in Beijing and the official South American pre-selection in Montevideo.

A total of 7 Candidates were selected from the United States. You can read more about it herehere. and in the Orange County Register here.


V&T Performance THIS WEEKEND! at Pacific Symphony Plazacast & Community Festival


V&T has been invited once again by Segerstrom Center and Pacific Symphony Orchestra this time to open the Pacific Symphony Orchestra’s PlazaCast Festival for their Symphonie Fantastique on Saturday, June 4th.  Our dancers will be performing from 5:00-5:30 at the Segerstrom Plaza but the event does not end until 10pm.  Here is the link to information about this event: https://www.pacificsymphony.org/tickets/concerts/plazacast


The festival is free to the Orange County community and a wonderful pre-show to the PSO’s symphony performance that night!  Please come see and support our wonderful dancers and also invite your family and friends!  We have a fabulous performance prepared. Dances will include:

Paquita Pas de Trois
Paquita Mazurka
Paquita- Jordan
Under My Skin
Mad Hatter
Don Q
Unusual Proportions
Hip Hop


V&T in the News!


UP Article OC Register


V&T students were interviewed last week for an article published in the Sunday paper. The article discussed the group ensemble “Unusual Proportions” which will be performed once more locally at this year’s Imagination Celebration before the piece heads to New York City’s Skirball Center next month for the Youth America Grand Prix finals.

You can read the online version of the article here: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/students-709430-uygan-dance.html?

Upcoming Audition Dates


Mark your calendars!

The following audition dates have been announced:

SUMMER INTENSIVE 2016 (July 5 -July 29)

Audition Date: February 27th

10:30 am – 12:00 noon    Company from V&T or outsiders age 13 and up

10:30 am – 12:00 noon    Level 4 from V&T or outsiders ages 10 – 12

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm      Level 3 from V&T or outsiders ages 8-9



Audition Date: (CORRECTION) March 12

12:00 noon – 12:30 pm    Level 3 from V&T or outsiders ages 8-9

12:00 noon – 12:30 pm    Boys Only

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm          Level 4 from V&T or outsiders ages 10 – 12

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm            Company from V&T or outsiders age 13 and up



2016 YAGP In Studio Pre-show


We are pleased to announce our annual YAGP In Studio Pre-show featuring our academy’s finest students performing their competition pieces which they will be taking to the Youth America Grand Prix in San Diego and Los Angeles.

This is a wonderful opportunity to come and see the performances live and up close before the competition.

Performances will begin with ballet and conclude with contemporary pieces.

There are only 50 seats available on a first come, first served basis. There is a $3 fee to attend this event.

The studio address is:

23601 Ridge Route Dr. Suite A,
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

For more information, contact the studio at (949) 215-1553

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

V&T would like to thank all our teachers, parents, students, families, friends and supporters! We couldn’t do all that we do without the loving help and support of all of you. You are our family and we love and appreciate you very much. Have a wonderful holiday break and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

Classes begin January 4th.

Please enjoy the following video of some of the cast of The Nutcracker from this and previous years created by Bey Calderon!

Save $5 on Nutcracker Tickets

Purchase your Nutcracker tickets before Monday, November 16th to save $5 per seat! Ticket prices will increase $5 beginning Monday so stop by the studio or order on-line today!

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT before November 16th
Adults: $25
Seniors/Students/Child: $20

AFTER November 16th
Adults: $30
Seniors/Students/Child: $25

Nutcracker ballet Fullerton

Celebrate this holiday season in the magical Land of the Sweets

Golden State Dance Foundation & V&T Classical Ballet & Dance Academy, award-winning school of classical ballet, presents Orange County’s favorite Nutcracker Ballet at the Fullerton College Theater.

Two Shows ONLY

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 @ 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 @ 2 p.m.

Fullerton College
321 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Map & Directions
Phone: (949) 215-1553
Email: vandtdance@gmail.com
Website: https://www.vandtdance.com

Madeline Woo, Sugarplum Fairy, Nutcracker

Madeline Woo, Sugar Plum Fairy, an alumnus of V&T Dance, full scholarship student in the world renowned John Cranko School, the official school of Stuttgart Ballet in Germany.