AIT Minneapolis / St. Paul

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 and in October 2022, Cameron Claire was named Co-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.

In July 2020, AIT MSP named the Assistant Director position to Joey Millet. Joey is a double gold-medalist, technical skills skating coach, and AIT-Certified choreographer slovenska-lekaren.com. He has trained under the AIT movement philosophy since 2019.

AIT MSP Seminars & Classes 

Information about the AIT Minneapolis/St. Paul Winter Seminar will be coming soon.


AIT MASTER CLASS & JAM SKATE

  • Date: Sunday, December 11
  • Time: 7:15 – 9:15 PM
  • Location: TRIA Rink (400 Wabasha St. N St. Paul, MN 55101)
  • Price:
    • Master Class & Jam Skate: $40
    • AIT Show on 12/10 + Master Class & Skate Jam: $55 (this discounted rate MUST be purchased on Eventbrite)
  • Open to skaters of all levels ages 12+

Skate with us for an evening of contemporary movement on ice!

Learn from AIT faculty with a Master Class from 7:15 – 8:30 PM. Immediately following the class will be a contemporary skating jam session from 8:30 – 9:15 PM where skaters are invited to freely interpret the music together on the ice.

Skaters who attend the “Night of Contemporary Skating” – on Saturday, December 10 – will receive a special discounted rate for both the AIT Show AND the Master Class. If you want to purchase the combined ticket for the AIT Show + Master Class & Skate Jam, please use the Eventbrite ticket page.


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


AIT MSP upcoming PerformanceS

A NIGHT OF CONTEMPORARY SKATING

An evening of contemporary & modern dance movement on ice.

Join us for an evening of contemporary skating ensemble & solo work performed by American Ice Theatre professional figure skaters from Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York City, and Phoenix.

Tickets

  • $25 for general admission purchased in advance
  • $18 for children (12 & under) purchased in advance
  • $30 for tickets purchased at the door
  • $55 for tickets to the AIT Show + Master Class & Skate Jam

Venue

  • This performance will take place on Rink A at Augsburg Ice Arena.
  • Parking around the venue is limited, so please plan your arrival time accordingly. Please click HERE for a map that includes directions and additional information about parking.

ADDITIONAL MSP PERFORMANCES

  • AIT MSP will be performing on Saturday, October 22 in the Twin Cities at Scott Hamilton’s Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer Show as a guest star along with Ryan Bradley.
  • Catch AIT MSP perform at the 2022 Art Shanty Projects on Lake Bde Umna/Lake Harriet Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 and Sunday, 16, 2022!
  • You can also see AIT MSP perform at the following pop up performances around the Twin Cities:
    • Friday, January 28 at 7pm –  Centennial Lakes in Edina
    • Saturday, February 5 at 4pm – Location TBD
    • Sunday, Feb. 20  at 12pm – Location TBD 
    • Friday, January 28 at 7pm –  Centennial Lakes in Edina
    • Saturday, February 5 at 4pm – Location TBD
    • Sunday, Feb. 20  at 12pm – Location TBD 

PERFORM WITH AIT MSP

  • Join us! To apply to be an AIT MSP Company member for the upcoming season, please fill out the interest form *Requirements: Must be 17 years old and have passed USFS Junior Moves in the Field for Professional Company or 13-16 and passed USFS Novice MIF for Junior Company. For all requirements please read our AIT Performance Company webpage.
  • 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 are on an as-needed basis depending on the performance schedule.
  • Review additional information regarding AIT Performance Companies.

If you are interested in joining the AIT Boston Performance Company, please fill out this interest form and we will get back to you.

AIT MSP Repertoire

  • 2022:
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      • AIT MSP Professional Company – Choreographed by Garrett Kling / Music by Labrinth / Video by Garrett Kling
      • AIT Professional Company Members: Berlin Sohn Carlson, Christine Brennan, Haley Jostes, Nila Cooper, Joey Millet, Elise Little, Ashley Harris, & Cameron Claire Godfrey
    • Fallin’
      • AIT MSP Junior Company – Choreographed by Joey Millet / Music by Alicia Keys / Video by Garrett Kling
      • AIT Junior Company Members: Grace Matvick, Savannah Joyce, Emily Giese, Ashley Stricker, Megan Bayati
  • 2021:
    • “Sundusk”
      • Choreographed by Kate McSwain / Music by Dardust
      • Junior Company Performers: Grace Matvik, Savannah Joyce, Nila Cooper, and Megan Bayati / Video by Kate McSwain
    • Skating on Lake Owasso
      • Choreographed by Maria Starr / Music by Yebba
      • Professional Company Performers: Izzi Gorowsky, Seebie Baga, Maria Starr, Haley Jostes, Joey Millet, Kate Charbonneau Shurts, Susanna Butler, and Garrett Kling / Video by Ashley Goldstar
  • 2019:
    • “Faith”
      • AIT MSP Professional Company – Choreographed by Garrett Kling
    • “Runaway”
      • Professional Company members: Lauren Anderson, Aili Arnovich, Susanna Butler, Seebie Baga, Christine Brennan, Haley Jostes, Cameron Claire Godfrey, Joey Millet, Kate Charbonneau Shirts
      • AIT MSP Professional Company – Choreographed by Kate McSwain / Music by Ramin Djawadi

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 msp@americanicetheatre.org.