Creative New Voices in Figure Skating:                 Young Artists Showcase Presented by the Ice                 Theatre...
ITNY Photos by Norbert Schramm              Founded in 1984 by Moira North, Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) has changed the...
Audrey Weisiger                                  YAS Choreography Camp at Grassroots to                                   ...
The Ice Theatre of New York will present a series of new works by young artists                in an effort to continue it...
2013 PARTICPANTS:                    INTRODUCING 8 CREATIVE                      NEW VOICES IN FIGURE                     ...
MARK HANRETTY:                        2012 YAS CHAMPION                                Mark Hanretty was a junior national...
ADAM BLAKE:                               2011 YAS CHAMPION               Adam Blake first started choreographing group   ...
GARRETT KLING:                        2012 YAS FINALIST                                Garrett Kling is the runner up from...
ROBERT MAUTI:                                    2011 YAS FINALIST                 Robert Mauti is 30 years old and lives ...
ERYNN KOMES:               2011 GRASSROOTS FINALIST                 Erynn Komes is from Raleigh, North Carolina, where she...
MATEJ SILECKY:                        2012 Q4C CHAMPION                              Matej Silecky, age 18, from          ...
KATE MCSWAIN:                        2010 YAS 1 STAR                                 Kate McSwain holds a Theatre degree f...
LIADAN EMMERT:                  Q4C GRASSROOTS CHAMP           Liadan is 9 years old and started skating at the age of    ...
CREATIVE NEW VOICES IN                           FIGURE SKATING:                        YAS PRESENTED BY ITNY             ...
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Creative New Voices in Figure Skating

  1. 1. Creative New Voices in Figure Skating: Young Artists Showcase Presented by the Ice Theatre of New York March 27th at 1PM @ Rockefeller Center Madison Hubbell, Zachary Donohue, and Ryan BradleyMonday, March 4, 2013
  2. 2. ITNY Photos by Norbert Schramm Founded in 1984 by Moira North, Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) has changed the face of figure skating by creating works that integrate the sensibilities of contemporary dance, music and art. Through its performances in both traditional and alternative venues, ITNY presents on-ice dances that challenge the perceptions and conventional definitions of figure skating. ITNY was the first ice dance company to receive dance program funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.  In addition to building and performing works of artistic merit, ITNY also reaches out to the next generation of skaters and audiences through its exemplary education, community outreach and training programs. WWW.ICETHEATRE.ORGMonday, March 4, 2013
  3. 3. Audrey Weisiger YAS Choreography Camp at Grassroots to Champions Super Camp Mission: The Young Artists Showcase will foster and encourage young ice skating choreographers by giving them experience through a series of challenges and guidance from an expert panel of Artists, Skaters, and Choreographers. THIS IS WHAT INSPIRATION LOOKS LIKE www.youngartistsshowcase.netMonday, March 4, 2013
  4. 4. The Ice Theatre of New York will present a series of new works by young artists in an effort to continue its mission to expand the vocabulary of the figure skating language. Eight aspiring choreographers ranging in age from 9-30 will be presented at The Rink At Rockefeller Center on Wednesday March 27th at 1:00 PM as part of the 27th annual edition of the City Skate Concert Series. The group of talented young choreographers have all matriculated through 2- time Olympic Team Coach and 1999 PSA and USFSA Coach of the Year Audrey Weisiger’s “Young Artists Showcase” - an online figure skating choreography competition, now in its 4th year. This concert will feature YAS champions and finalists presenting solos, duets, and ensemble numbers of their work. This is an exciting opportunity to see the future of figure skating as many of these choreographers are already working on the National and International stage.Monday, March 4, 2013
  5. 5. 2013 PARTICPANTS: INTRODUCING 8 CREATIVE NEW VOICES IN FIGURE SKATINGMonday, March 4, 2013
  6. 6. MARK HANRETTY: 2012 YAS CHAMPION Mark Hanretty was a junior national medalist in singles skating before switching disciplines to ice dance. It was in dance that Mark achieved most of his success by representing Great Britain at the European and world championships.  Following his retirement as an amateur skater in 2010, Mark became a professional skater in Torvill and Deans hit TV programme Dancing on Ice.  Outside of his TV commitments, Mark is both coach and choreographer to many national level skaters and secured the British ice Teaching Associations Young Coach of the Year Award in 2012.  Mark is the YAS 3 ChampionMonday, March 4, 2013
  7. 7. ADAM BLAKE: 2011 YAS CHAMPION Adam Blake first started choreographing group productions at age 16. From modest beginnings, he began to expand knowledge on movement, learning all types of dance: hip hop, tap, street jazz, popping, locking, tutting, modern, contemporary, and swing.  As a touring principal figure skater with Disney on Ice, Adam gets the opportunity to travel the world and experience all types of dance and movement each city has to offer.   In 2011, Adam won the second Young Artists Showcase. It was amazing validation for his art, giving him the confidence in his own voice. His choreography is very dance based and full of expression. "I want to push the limits of skating choreography.  To give the illusion that dancers can fly."Monday, March 4, 2013
  8. 8. GARRETT KLING: 2012 YAS FINALIST Garrett Kling is the runner up from the 2012 Young Artists Showcase Finals in Lake Placid. During his time in YAS he had the privilege to choreograph for skaters including Ryan Bradley, Madison Hubbell & Zach Donahue, and Jason Brown. He currently choreographs in the Chicago area and received certification in Jodi Porters Master Choreography Techniques for Figure Skating and a Choreography PSA Rating in 2012. Currently he performs with the Chicago branch of the American Ice Theatre and recently performed with Ice Theatre of New York in their holiday production at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN. Monday, March 4, 2013
  9. 9. ROBERT MAUTI: 2011 YAS FINALIST Robert Mauti is 30 years old and lives in Nashville, TN. Robert grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and has always found himself involved with something artistic whether it was singing, skating, miming, dancing, or composing. Robert has achieved his USFS Gold medal tests in Freestyle, Moves, Ice Dance, Freedance, and Canadian free skate. Robert has coached and choreographed for skaters at Junior Nationals, Adult Nationals, Collegiate Nationals, and US Nationals. Robert holds a Bachelors degree in Music, a PSA Certified choreography rating, an American Ice Theatre Certification, and a Runner-up title in the 2011"Young Artist Showcase" choreography Competition. Monday, March 4, 2013
  10. 10. ERYNN KOMES: 2011 GRASSROOTS FINALIST Erynn Komes is from Raleigh, North Carolina, where she started skating fourteen years ago. She has been a Junior National, Eastern Sectional, and Young International competitor, and currently competes in Senior Ladies. She is the 2011 Young Artist Showcase runner up in the Grassroots division. Skating and fashion are her two passions, and she also loves to dance. She studied ballet for many years, along with jazz and contemporary dance. In the future, Erynn would love to skate in shows, attend fashion school, and work as a coach and choreographer. Throughout her career she has worked with a great group of coaches and choreographers who have always supported her and continue to help her grow in the sport she loves. She is extremely grateful to be a part of Young Artist Showcase because it has pushed her to be a better skater and choreographer, and she hopes to share the inspiration, passion, and love she has for this art form with many others.Monday, March 4, 2013
  11. 11. MATEJ SILECKY: 2012 Q4C CHAMPION Matej Silecky, age 18, from Verona, NJ, is a Sophomore at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the current USFS Collegiate National Junior Men’s Champion, previous North Atlantic Regional Champion in Novice and Junior Men, and has qualified for USFS Eastern Sectionals 5 times and for Junior Nationals 3 times. Matej is an apprentice with the Ice Theatre of New York, and the 2012 winner of the Young Artists Showcase Quest for Creativity--Champions DivisionMonday, March 4, 2013
  12. 12. KATE MCSWAIN: 2010 YAS 1 STAR Kate McSwain holds a Theatre degree from the University of Colorado and has extensive training in multiple styles of dance as well as Pilates, and yoga. As a contestant in Audrey Weisiger’s, Young Artists Showcase, in 2010 and an AIT- certified graduate of Jodi Porter’s American Ice Theatre, Master Techniques in Figure Skating, she has had the opportunity to choreograph for elite skaters such as Jeremy Abbott, Rachael Flatt, and Adam Rippon. Currently, Kate travels and directs artistic seminars, choreographs for competitive skaters, and performs in professional productionsMonday, March 4, 2013
  13. 13. LIADAN EMMERT: Q4C GRASSROOTS CHAMP Liadan is 9 years old and started skating at the age of 3. It was the Hokey Pokey that first drew her out onto center ice. She has since found her place in the spotlight and is always looking to entertain. She skates at Snoopy’s Home Ice with the Santa Rosa Figure Skating Club. Her coaches are Melissa Leonard, Choeleen Loundagin & Paul Spruell. Liadan currently skates at the Preliminary level. Her passion has always been interpreting the music while trying to put her own spin on things. Someday Liadan would like to choreograph her own show and has dreams of competing at Nationals. Liadan is the 2012 Quest for Creativity Grassroots ChampionMonday, March 4, 2013
  14. 14. CREATIVE NEW VOICES IN FIGURE SKATING: YAS PRESENTED BY ITNY PLEASE JOIN US MARCH 27TH AT 1PM @ ROCKEFELLER CENTER IN NYC. RAINDATE MARCH 28TH @ 1PM MEET THE FUTURE OF FIGURE SKATING BE REINVIGORATED BY THIS BEAUTIFUL CRAFT TO CONTRIBUTE: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ 457817141/creative-new-voices-in-figure-skating-at-rockefell? ref=emailMonday, March 4, 2013

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