Open an AIT Location

If AIT’s mission and values resonate with you and you’d like to help develop a local performance company and community of likeminded artists, consider opening an AIT chapter in your area.

Becoming a director of one of our satellite locations is a passion project that requires your skills, energy, and time. But American Ice Theatre is looking to grow, and we would love to partner with you and grow our movement!

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To become an AIT director, you must:

  • be over 18 years old;
  • complete our Master Choreography Techniques (MCT) online course and receive your AIT Certification;
  • complete our Six Ways of the Spine online course and certification;
  • host between 2-3 AIT seminars in your location with Co-Directors Garrett Kling and/or Kate McSwain leading;
  • participate in the AIT Director’s meeting at the Professional Skaters Association Annual Summit in May;
  • participate and/or lead at one of AIT’s programs or annual events, such as
  • read the AIT Director’s Handbook, have a clear understanding of AIT’s global programming and events, and sign the AIT Director’s annual contract (which requires payment of an annual satellite fee, dependent upon a variety of factors, of ~$400); and
  • be willing to intentionally be a part of these programs and start your own over the course of a 1 year trial period before signing the contract.

If you’re interested in opening an American Ice Theatre satellite location in your area — or you want to see how to get more involved and learn to be a leader down the road with AIT through our Mentorship Program — please contact us and let us know. We would be happy to get the conversation started!

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