AIT Minneapolis / St. Paul: Company History
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 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 Seminars & Classes
Our guest artist, Maria Starr, is a 28-year-old professional figure skater from Roseville, Minnesota. She grew up competing in both USFS and ISI, and is a double US gold medalist. For the past 10 years, Maria has been touring with Disney on Ice and was promoted to a principal position just two years in. She loves the performance aspect of skating and enjoys enhancing young skaters’ characterization skills, choreography, edges and overall skating ability. Join us for a great night of community, contemporary skating and skill building!
- AIT MSP Social Distance Fall Seminar
- Friday, October 16th from 5:45 – 8:00 PM Central Time
- For ages 10+ and Freestyle 1+
- Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave, Inver Grove Heights
- Masks must be worn throughout the seminar.
- Online registration is now available! Registration is required for capacity limits.
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.