• Congratulations on the new studio!!! You made such a huge and positive impact on my life when I was little so I know that every single one of your students will be extremely blessed to have you as their instructor! 
                                                                 -Christeen Hodson 09/22/11

  • I remember when you taught my class when I was little. I still have the pointe shoe you gave me and you had a huge impact on my life as my role model. I’m so proud of you. 
                                                                    -Molly Billstrom 09/22/11

  • To Whom It May Concern,

  I met Courtney Mattheis nearly a year ago, when I attended her adult beginning ballet class at Hype Studio in Torrance. Taking my first ballet class at the age of 30 could have easily been an intimidating and terrifying experience, but Courtney was welcoming and supportive from the very beginning.  

Courtney’s passion for dance and for teaching is apparent from the moment you enter her classroom. She possesses a rare combination of discipline and kindness that makes it easy for one to want to work hard and elevate his/her performance. While Courtney demands nothing less than excellence from her students, she is always positive and always encouraging.  

It is difficult to make the next statement without sounding a bit dramatic, but I say it with the utmost sincerity: Studying ballet with Courtney this past year has been one of the most enriching experiences of my life. I look forward to continuing to study with her, and hope that others have the opportunity to work with her so that they might also experience what I have been so lucky to experience. 

Yours Truly,

Jana Ai Morimoto