AIT Boston

AIT Boston: Company History

AIT Boston was created by Co-Founders, John Mucko and Kate McSwain in 2015 beginning with seminars in Bridgewater, MA as well as the first AIT Boston Company performances in 2016. Kate McSwain is currently the Director of AIT Boston.

Since then, AIT Boston continues to hold regular seasonal seminars all across the greater Boston area with past guest artists including Elin Schran, Sean Marshinski, Brooke Frieling, Garrett Kling, and Anne Goldberg. Additional educational opportunities include the annual American Contemporary Skating Festival located in Somerville, MA — an international event that brings in coaches, choreographers, and professional skaters from all over the globe to create, collaborate, compose, communicate, and connect. In addition, every spring, John Mucko, leads a 10-week AIT education series for skaters of all ages and levels in Rockland, MA.

AIT Boston also presents professional company performances each year. The AIT Boston performance season begins with rehearsals in February; performances at multiple area club shows through May; special performances at the Riverwalk Resort in Loon Mountain, NH and a final season performance at the Festival Showcase in Somerville, MA.

Co-Founders, Mucko and McSwain, both directly trained with AIT Founder, Jodi Porter, and are excited to continue her vision of the development of artistic skating through education, performance, and outreach in the Boston area.

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AIT Boston Co-Founder, John Mucko, works with local Boston skaters at an AIT Seminar

AIT Boston Seminars & Classes

For additional information on upcoming seminars and classes, check out our Boston events on the AIT Calendar as well!

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2019 AIT Boston Company Performers

AIT Boston Performances – 2019

  • Requirements: Must be 17 years old and have passed USFS Junior Moves in the Field.
  • Our mission is to bring artistic contemporary skating performances to the metro area performing in a variety of venues such as winter carnivals, club shows, and outdoor lakes. AIT Boston is not a competitive USFS ice theatre team.
  • AIT Boston Company members will learn 1-2 choreographic pieces to perform throughout the season. Rehearsals will commence in winter 2020.
  • Videos of previous AIT Boston Company pieces:
    • 2016: “Heartfelt”
      • Choreographed by John Mucko and Kate McSwain 
      • Music by Beyonce and Halsey
      • Performers: Amanda Greel, Brittany Fitzhugh, Jessica Ricketts, Lily Green, Nikki Montanaro, Ashley Knight, Breanna Corey
    • 2018: “Turn to Stone
      • Choreographed by Kate McSwain 
      • Music by Ingrid Michaelson
      • Performers: Will Blumberg, Amanda Greel, Jessica Ricketts, Julia Rapela, Kat Vitaro, Gillian Robidas, Alanna Kubik
    • 2019: “Doomed”
      • Choreographed by Kate McSwain 
      • Music by Moses Sumney
      • Performers: Sydney Kosiak, Jessica Ricketts, Kat Vitaro, Toby Evett, Shayna Smith, Ella Stanwood, Berlin Sohn

The full 2019 AIT Boston Company cast included Victoria Craw, Toby Evett, Sydney Kosiak, Julia Rapela, Jessica Ricketts, Shayna Smith, Berlin Sohn, Ella Stanwood, and Kat Vitaro.

Our 2019 AIT Boston Company season is now over. Find out more about the company for next season at our Meet in Greet beginning in January 2020!

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AIT Boston Director, Kate McSwain, choreographing

Support AIT Boston

  • We welcome any level donations to support our education and performance initiatives for skaters in the Boston area. Please consider donating through a PayPal payment to boston@americanicetheatre.org.
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AIT Boston Fall 2018 Seminar “Falling in Love with Contemporary Skating”