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About Us

     Ice Dance International (IDI) exists to showcase and promote ice dancing as an internationally recognized performing art form. Employing a professional company of ice dancers and choreographers, IDI brings ice dance performances of the highest caliber to communities across the United States. IDI also offers free community engagement programs for children and adults of disadvantaged populations, provides clinics for developing skaters, discussion panels for the general public, and has created 2 national public television specials, currently airing on PBS—all in effort to share the joy, flight, and flow of skating. 

     Since 2014, IDI has established a strong presence across the country. The past five years have been comprised of four creative residencies in Sun Valley, ID; five residencies in Portsmouth, NH; one residency in Portland, ME; 36 performances in the U.S.; 25 skating clinics (many for free); access to free community engagement programs for nearly 1,500 constituents; five panel discussions; performances at special event venues such as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Rockefeller Center and Fenway Park; and the recording of two one-hour public television specials. Collectively, it is estimated that IDI has reached over 47,000 people to date. (*this does not include the numbers of viewership of IDI’s public television specials on PBS)

     IDI has been featured in the New York Times and Boston Globe critics picks, Dance Magazine, Dance Informa, Dance International, and The Dance Enthusiast.

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AFter the rain

IDI Founders, Board of Directors and Staff

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Founders

Edward Villella

Linda Villella

Douglas Webster

Debbie Gordon (RIP)

Dick Button

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Board of Directors

Nancy Jean Davis

JoJo Starbuck

Scott Allen

Dorothy Hamill

Linda Villella

Edward Villella (Executive Advisor)

Douglas Webster (Chair)


Not shown in photo:

Josh Babb 

Joy Prudek

Dick Button (Executive Advisor)

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Executive Artistic Director

Douglas Webster is the Founding Artistic Director of Ice Dance International and is currently the company’s Executive Artistic Director. Webster is also one of the Founders of Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond and is the Founding Artistic Director.

The IDI company is currently airing two public television documentaries nationwide that Douglas produced, directed, and choreographed called “The World of Ice Dance International” and “In Flight: The Art of Ice Dance International.” The shows, shot in Sun Valley, Idaho, celebrate the history and joy of dancing on ice as well as showcasing the company repertory.

Douglas has created and produced all special IDI events including performances at The Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Aspen Gay Ski Week, Fenway Park, The National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Fenimore Museum, Rockefeller Center, and the Strawbery Banke Museum. He also leads and conducts all IDI clinics and has established The IDI School of Performance Skating.

In the winter of 2020, Douglas will direct IDI as the company in residence at the Strawbery Banke Museum and conduct a New England and West Coast tour funded in part by an Expeditions Grant from The New England Foundation for the Arts.

Since 2014, Douglas has volunteered his time directing and choreographing the volunteer vintage Candlelight Stroll Skaters at the Strawbery Banke Museum each December since the rink’s inception.

In the past few years, Douglas has served as the Creative Director for a 3 year ABC television series called “Shall We Dance on Ice,” Artistic Director of Ice Theatre of New York, staff for US Figure Skating’s Dance Camp, Synchro and Components Camp, and staff for Grassroots to Champions. He has also worked on choreography teams for many major skating companies, including; Disney on Ice (10 shows, including High School Musical); Holiday on Ice (3 shows); Stars On Ice (2); and The Sun Valley Ice Show (3). 

His choreography has been seen in television shows all over the world, including Disson Skating, Winter Solstice on Ice; Skating with the Stars for ABC TV; and Sterren Dansen op Het IJs in The Netherlands. 

Douglas has also collaborated with many renowned choreographers from the dance world including David Parsons, Elisa Monte, Jacqlyn Buglisi, Laura Dean, Ann Carlson, and Edward Villella.

He has been nominated for both PSA Awards the Paul McGrath (2) and F. Ritter Shumway. 

His education includes studying acting at the William Esper Studios in NYC, he is certified massage therapist, and a graduate of the College of William and Mary with a BA in English lit.

Douglas lives in Kittery, Maine.

Repertory

After the Rain

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2015

Choreography: Douglas Webster

Music: Juan Pablo Jofre: After the Rain

Original Cast: Kim Navarro, Beata Handra and Brent Bommentre

The Three Smokers

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2014-2015-2016

Choreography: Edward Villella

Music: Artie Shaw: Back Bay Shuffle, Begin the Beguine, Stardust, 

Oh! Lady Be Good

Original Cast: Brent Bommentre, Joel Dear, Ryan Bradley, Wesley Campbell, Erin Reed, Kim Navarro, Carly Donowick


Nocturnes

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2015

Choreography: Douglas Webster

Music: Chopin's Nocturnes

Original Cast: Kim Navarro, Beata Handra, Erin Reed, Brent Bommentre, Ryan Bradley, Joel Dear

Commissioned by Donald Webster in memory of Eloise and Donald Webster

Visions of Emeralds: An Homage to Mr. Balanchine

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2016

Choreography: Edward Villella

Music: Faure: incidental music to Pelleas Et Melisande, Op 80 And Shylock Op 57

Original Cast: Beata Handra and Joel Dear with Anastasia Olson, Carly Donowick, Kim Navarro and Erin Reed

Commissioned by Nancy Jean Davis

Take 5

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2017

Choreography: Benoit Richaud

Music: Dave Brubeck's Take 5

Original Cast: Mauro Bruni, Adam Kaplan, Joel Dear, Ian Lorello

Spring Awakening

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2016

Choreography: Douglas Webster

Music: Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons: Spring 0, 1, 2 and 3

Original Cast: Anastasia Olson, Beata Handra, Kim Navarro, Carly Donowick, Ian Lorello, Joel Dear, Brent Bommentre, and Jonathon Hunt

Wind Dancer

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2016

Choreography: Stephanee Grosscup

Music: Donovan's Catch The Wind

Original Cast: Wesley Campbell

In The Light

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2016

Choreography: Douglas Webster

Music: Moby, One of these mornings, Dream About Me, Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?, The Perfect Life

Original Cast: Erin Reed, Carly Donowick, Kim Navarro, Anastasia Olson, Beata Handra, Ian Lorello, Joel Dear, Wesley Campbell, Jonathon Hunt, Brent Bommentre

Reflections

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2017

Choreography: Benoit Richaud

Music: Arvo Part's Spiegel Im Spiegel

Original Cast: Carly Donowick and Erin Reed


Winter Dreams

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2017

Choreography: Douglas Webster

Music; Serenade In C Major for String Orchestra, Op. 48: Pezzo In Forma Di Sonatina: Andante Non Troppo; Allegro Moderato

Original Cast: Kim Navarro, Naomi Lang-Strong, Beata Handra, Carly Donowick, Lauren Farr, Joel Dear, Ian Lorello, Todd Gilles, Jonathon Hunt, Jordan Cowan, Neill Shelton

A Blade of Sunshine

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2018

Choreography: Trey McIntyre

Music: Sha Sha by Ben Kweller and Weeds or Wildflowers by Parsonsfield

Original Cast: Erin Reed, Carly Donowick, Wesley Campbell, Joel Dear, Mauro Bruni

Commissioned by Susan Mckimens and Joseph Kasputys

Eclipse

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2017

Choreography: Douglas Webster

Music:  In the Upper Room, Dance No. IX by Phillip Glass

Original Cast; Erin Reed, Carly Donowick, Lauren Farr, Natalia Zaitseva, Mauro Bruni, Adam Kaplan, Neill Shelton, Jonathan Hunt

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Sleepwalking

2016

Choreography: Douglas Webster

Music: Sargasso Sea by Suzanne Ciani

Original Cast: Erin Reed

Photo: Darial Sneed

Support the creation of IDI repertory

Check out this video featuring Edward and Linda Villella and Douglas Webster speaking about IDI with footage of our repertory at our 2016 Sun Valley Residency.

Shot and edited by Mark Oliver

Residencies

IDI Residencies serve to create, teach, and engage with the community. Our company edge class is free, and along with our community outreach programs,  we aim to share the joy, the flight, and the flow of skating.

Community engagement

IDI stives to give back when in residency, on tour, or during special IDI events. We partner with Higher Ground Sun Valley, Future in Sight and the Little Harbour School in Portsmouth, NH. Company member Carly Donowick says "these programs remind of her of why she fell in love with skating in the first place!"

Clinics

Reach out to Douglas at Info@IceDanceInternational.org for more information about booking an 

IDI Artistry of Skating clinic.

Special events: Please Contact us for booking inquiries

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Custom Shows

Commission us for one off events that inspire the joy of skating and bring your community together!

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Live Discussions

Celebrate the joy and history of skating with IDI, our Founders, and our Board of Directors

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Synthetic Ice Design and Performance

Support IDI by bringing us to perform at  corporate functions, galas, and parties that require that "WOW" factor!

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IDI is a 501 (c)3 organization.

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