About C.B.T.

Classical Ballet Theatre (C.B.T.) is a premier school of ballet in Torrace based out of Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates and Los Angeles, performing arts program and company, composed of young girls who learn classical ballet and perform in spectacular productions.


We are committed to provide students positive learning experiences in discipline and supportive environment, motivate dancers to achieve personal and professional goals, develop new talents, present classical ballet tradition and performances and enrich the community.


Founder of C.B.T. & Chief Instructor: Kotomi Matsuda

Kotomi is a graduate of California State University of Long Beach with a B.A. in Fine Arts and a minor in dance. She has performed with internationally renown ballet companies and ballet masters from Moscow City Ballet, Vaganova Ballet Academy and New York City Ballet. Kotomi was directly trained by Mansur Kamaletdinov, former Artistic Director of Bolshoi Ballet. She has performed with New York Ajkun Ballet Theatre and toured east coast.

Kotomi has taught classical ballet, rhythmic ribbon and baton flag dance to students of Palos Verdes and South Bay for 15 years. She has produced more than 100 successful ballet performances and films in Los Angeles and New York.

Many of Kotomi's students have achieved recognized careers as dancers and professionals. Her students have been accepted by Russian Vaganova Ballet Academy, school of American Ballet Theatre, Kirov Ballet Academy, Alvin Ailey, American Dance Theater, U.C.L.A., Notre Dame, New York University, California State University, Performing Arts Company and other prestigious venues.

Her mission is to preserve and pass on legacy of Classical Ballet and performing arts, inspire young dancers achieve personal & professional goals and discover new talents for lifelong success.
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Classical Ballet Theatre is located; 2800 Skypark Drive, Torrance, California 90505
Ballet Class & Ballet School in Torrance and based out of Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rolling Hills Estates, Lomita, Harbor city & Los Angeles.