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.

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. He has trained under the AIT movement philosophy since 2019.

AIT MSP Seminars & Classes 

Exploring Space: How to Creatively Move Your Body On The Ice

Join us for the AIT MSP Summer Seminar where we will explore concepts of space — AIT’s Core Body Movement Curriculum “Six Ways of the Spine,” three dimensional body movement, positive & negative space, and levels of the body.

  • Date: Saturday, August 14
    • Registration Fee: $40
  • Time: 1:15-2:45 PM 
  • Where: TRIA Rink, 400 Wabasha St N, St Paul, MN 55101
  • All skaters welcome ages 8+ and levels Freeskate 1+
  • Masks required for NON-VACCINATED skaters
  • Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 12

This seminar will be led by AIT Co-Executive Director, Garrett Kling & AIT MSP Assistant Director, Joey Millet. 
AIT Boston Company member and guest artist, Kjerstyn Hall, will teach participants a contemporary combo.

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

AIT MSP upcoming PerformanceS

Our 2021-22 AIT MSP Performances will be announced soon.

PERFORM WITH AIT MSP

  • Join us! To apply to be an AIT MSP Company member for the upcoming season, please fill out the interest formRequirements: 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 are on an as-needed basis depending on the performance schedule.
  • Review additional information regarding AIT Performance Companies.

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.