Classical Dance Center

Serving the Community since 1994

Elizabeth Molak-Huebner - Artistic Director





Brenly Elston





Kimber Elston





Sumner Merrill


Holly Haakonsen




began her dance training with her mother and step-father, Rosemary and Alan McCarter in Flagstaff, Arizona . She furthered her dance education by attending summer intensives on scholarship at San Francisco Ballet and The Joffrey Ballet School in New York City.  At the age of 15, she was offered a full year-round scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet School in New York and moved to the Big Apple.  Elizabeth was then accepted into the Joffrey II Dancers Company, directed by Maria Grandy and Sally Bliss.  This small touring group traveled to all fifty states and then eventually overseas on a tour that took the dancers around the world.  She was
promoted to the Joffrey Ballet Main Company under the Direction of Robert Joffrey.  Her favorite roles were ones created on her by Artistic Director, Gerald Arpino, including the ballets Italian Suite, Jamboree and the tribute to Mr.Balanchine at his death, Quartertones for Mr. B.   After her professional dance career, Elizabeth joined Pacific Ballet Theatre in Portland, Oregon and began her teaching at their school.  She then relocated to Southern California to teach at Ballet Conservatory in Mission Viejo along with part time faculty member at University of California, Irvine from 1992-1998.  She founded the Classical Dance Center in Tustin, California and is enjoying the 23rd anniversary of her studio.  Elizabeth has adjudicated for Dance Olympus and Dance America.  She has also received the Bravo Choreographers Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014.   Her Trio and Ensemble Pieces both received TOP 12 at the Youth America Grand Prix in the Regionals in San Diego in 2013.  Both these dances qualified and attended the New York City Finals as featured in the movie FIRST POSITION. In 2015, she co-choreographed a piece with her daughter, Brooke Huebner that received Third overall in the ensemble category and also qualified for the New York Finals.   Elizabeth is also the founder of American Classic Costumes and is excited to costume many of dancers in her special creations!  

Camilla Kellogg





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