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.
Fo-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.
AIT Boston Seminars & Classes
- AIT Summer Seminar: “Edgework + Movement” on Saturday, August 17 from 12-2 PM in Somerville, MA. Register online before August 15th.
- AIT Fall Seminar: SAVE THE DATE on Saturday, October 12th.
- Rockland AIT Series will return next Spring 2020 at the Rockland Ice Arena.
- American Contemporary Skating Festival will return next June 2020 in Somerville, MA.
For additional information on upcoming seminars and classes, check out our Boston events on the AIT Calendar as well!
AIT Boston Performances – 2019
Beginning with the Company “Meet & Greet” this past January, the 2019 AIT Boston Company began rehearsing this season’s company performance piece entitled, “Doomed.”
The 2019 AIT Boston Company members include Victoria Craw, Toby Evett, Sydney Kosiak, Julia Rapela, Jessica Ricketts, Shayna Smith, Berlin Sohn, Ella Stanwood, and Kat Vitaro.
- Friday, March 15 at 7 PM: Manchester Monarchs Hockey Game
- Saturday, April 20 at 2 PM: Pembroke Skating Club
- Saturday, May 4 at 2 PM:Canton Ice Rink
- Saturday, May 18 at 2 PM: North Star Ice Sports
- Sunday, June 9 at 5 PM: Festival Showcase
Our 2019 AIT Boston Company season is now over. Find out more about the company for next season beginning in January 2020!