Featuring Clark Academy Student Achievements

We celebrate all of our dance students’ achievements, both big and small. Their dedication to their dance training is something to be proud of, and balancing school, family, and coming to class every week is an achievement in and of itself. As a dance studio, CADC competes in several competitions, and the awards they win are a true sign of their love of dance and all of their hard work.

Many of the students that have trained at Clark Academy Dance Center and under Matthew Clark have gone on to the bright lights and stage of Broadway, film, and more!

Our Hall of Fame is dedicated to celebrating all of our dancing students from yesterday and today!

Chanon Judson

Chanon Judson

Chanon Judson is a former student of Matthew Clark who has gone on to have a successful career as a professional dancer and choreographer. She is the c0-artistic director of the Urban Bush Women (UBW) Dance Company. Recently she has joined the faculty at the University of Buffalo’s Theatre and Dance Department. 

Chanon Judson joined the critically acclaimed Urban Bush Women in 2001. She has had the privilege of serving the company as rehearsal director, Director for UB2 – Urban Bush Women’s performing apprentice ensemble, and now furthers her work with UBW as Co-Artistic Director and Co-Director of BOLD (Builders Organizers and Leaders through Dance). Chanon and Samantha are choreographic directors for UBW’s new evening-length work, “Hair and Other Stories,” in collaboration with Raelle Myrick-Hodges.

Chanon is a recipient of the APAP Leadership Fellowship Cohort II and Director’s Lab Chicago Fellowship 2018. Additional credits include Taylor Mac’s 24-Hour Spectacular, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, Cotton Club Parade (Warren Carlyle), Prophecy Dance Company (Kwame Ross), and the Tony Award-winning musical Fela! (Bill T. Jones). Her commercial credits include Victoria’s Secret Live, L’Oreal Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Apple Watch, and the Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Concert.

Ms. Ruotsi – Former Student



Nina Zelinsky – Current Clark Academy Dance Center Student



2021 New York State Dance Challenge Competition Winners From Clark Academy



Broadway and Beyond – Former Clark Academy Students on Broadway



IDO World Championships Champions Under Matthew Clark



Aaron Muse

Former Student Aaron Muse

World Dance Championship Competition in Germany

Matthew Clark With His Champion Winners