AIT New York City: Company History
Founded by Chiquita Limer in 2017 and based in New York City, Limer started exploring dance choreography on the ice along with fellow coaches and friends and using her Masters in Dance as inspiration. After sharing a series of ice combo videos on social media platforms, she decided to organize the company, which includes current and former members Jordan Bailey, Kata Junninen, Chia-hui, Ryah Mesch, Danielle Cinone, Kristiana Zuccarini, Nathalie Borgella, Vitalii Sazonets, Matt Thomas, Dmitri Serebrenik, and Ziad Khedr.
In 2021, Jordan Bailey, took up the baton as the Director of AIT NYC by continuing to produce contemporary skating work and educate the New York City skating community on our AIT values. Bailey’s background in theatre, dance, choreography, film, and performance set her up to be a strong leader on our American Ice Theatre leadership team.
AIT NYC’s movement philosophy is inspired by community, diversity, culture, and contemporary embodiment.
AIT NYC Performances
Our 2021-22 AIT NYC Professional Company performances will be announced soon!
AIT NYC Seminars & Classes
“This seminar aims to celebrate new beginnings, and our ability to breathe life into the meaning of community.”
- Date: Saturday, September 11
- Registration Cost: $65
- Time: 6:30-7:50 PM Eastern Time
- Where: World Ice Arena, 131-04 Meridian Rd, Flushing, NY, 11368
- All skaters welcome ages 8+ and levels Freeskate 1+
- Masks required for ALL skaters
- Registration deadline is Thursday, September 9
This seminar will be led by AIT NYC Director, Jordan Bailey.
For additional information on upcoming seminars and classes, check out our AIT NYC events on the AIT Calendar as well!
PERFORM WITH AIT NYC
AIT NYC Professional Performance Company
- Join us! To apply to be an AIT Boston 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 NYC is not a competitive USFS ice theatre team.
- AIT NYC 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.
Support AIT NYC
- We welcome any level donations to support our education and performance initiatives for skaters in the New York City area. Please consider donating through our Donate & Support page for AIT NYC projects and performances!