AIT Minneapolis / St. Paul: Company History
In 2019, Garrett formally settled in Minneapolis and founded the AIT MSP satellite. AIT MSP has seasonal seminars, adult specific seminars, community outreach events, and an AIT MSP Performance Company to continue developing the contemporary skating community in the Twin Cities. In summer 2020, Joey Millet was named the AIT MSP Assistant Director.
AIT MSP Director, Garrett Kling, received his AIT Certification in 2012 training under AIT Founder, Jodi Porter. Garrett went on to mentor directly under Jodi while living in Chicago before beginning to conduct seminars in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area in 2016. While professionally performing on tour with Bietak Productions and Holiday on Ice, Garrett maintained AIT training in the MSP area with annual seminars.
AIT MSP Seminars & Classes
- AIT MSP Virtual Seminar: Monday, December 7th from 6-7:30 PM Central Time.
- Monday, December 7th from 6:00-7:30 PM Central Time. During this difficult time in the world, join us as we reflect on why we skate, why we move, and connect to the mind and body through mindfulness, breath, journaling and improv.
- Ages 8-12 and 13+ will be split into breakout rooms. Be in a space where you can move freely, bring a notebook & pen, water bottle, and an open mind!
- Featuring AIT Faculty:
- Garrett Kling – AIT MSP Director
- Joey Millet – AIT MSP Assistant Director
- Carey Tinkelenberg – AIT Mindfulness Instructor
For additional information on upcoming seminars and classes, check out our AIT MSP events on the AIT Calendar as well!
Perform with AIT MSP
- Join us! To apply to be an AIT MSP Company member for the 2020-21 season, please fill out the interest form. 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 MSP is not a competitive USFS ice theatre team.
- AIT MSP Company members will learn 1-2 choreographic pieces to perform throughout the season. Rehearsals will commence in the fall with performances planned in the winter 2020 and spring 2021.
Support AIT MSP
- We welcome any level donations to support our education and performance initiatives for skaters in the Boston area. Please consider visiting our Donate & Support page to see how you can volunteer and support AIT MSP!
Questions? Contact AIT MSP at email@example.com.
AIT MSP Performances
AIT MSP will be performing outdoors for the 2020-21 season. They will start their season with a performance Saturday, December 19 at the St. Louis Park Outdoor Rec Center. More information and performance dates coming soon!