AIT Mission, Vision & Core Values


American Ice Theatre (AIT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit artistic figure skating organization working to empower and nurture authentic contemporary skating by providing opportunities for education, performance, and outreach. We achieve our mission through seminars, camps, performances, residencies, apprenticeships, scholarships, and mentoring for skaters of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels.


AIT is a global leader in the world of artistic and contemporary figure skating by offering a non-competitive platform for skating artists to create, learn, and perform. We envision skaters everywhere developing a healthy and holistic view of themselves and finding a community of like-minded individuals who will join them in their lifelong skating journey.

Our Core Values

AIT’s core values are inclusion, acceptance, innovation, and authenticity, and we strive for these values to flourish at all AIT events, seminars, and performances


Everyone has something to share, everyone has something to learn.

AIT promotes contemporary skating as a method of collaboration among beginning skaters, elite skaters, teams, and companies. We seek to break down barriers among these groups so they can invent, create, improvise, share, grow, and learn from one another. We strive to offer an artistic-focused trajectory that develops contemporary skating as an art form and works side-by-side with the competitive structure of traditional figure skating — creating healthier, more passionate, and well-rounded skaters in the long term