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Ice Dance International (IDI) is a professional performing arts company with a special currently airing on PBS called “The World of Ice Dance International.” The show has aired 262 times in over 60% of the US in 8 of the top 10 national markets including New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. 92 of the airings have been in prime time. Part 2 of The World of IDI will air in April 2019.

Prior to airing on public television, IDI presented its’ repertory in a national tour that reached San Francisco to Boston.

IDI has also created special events and shows at Fenway Park, Rockefeller Center, The National Baseball Hall of Fame, The Fenimore Museum, and The Strawbery Banke Museum. 

Two of IDI’s founders include The Voice of Figure Skating, Mr. Dick Button and America’s most famous male ballet dancer of all time, Mr. Edward Villella. Its illustrious Board of Directors includes Olympic Champions Dorothy Hamill and Sarah Hughes, beloved skating personality JoJo Starbuck, and Olympic medalist, Scott Allen. Linda Carbonetto Villella, a founder and board member, was a Canadian Figure Skating Champion. Douglas Webster is the Founding Artistic Director.

In addition to performances, IDI has created community engagement programs that share the joy, the flight, and the flow of skating. Two such programs include one with Higher Ground in Sun Valley, providing kids with special needs an opportunity to skate with the company and another with Future In Sight in Portsmouth, NH providing a one on one skating opportunity for the visually impaired.  This year, IDI will also conduct its’ fourth annual “Get Out and Skate” program for the first graders in NH’s public Little Harbour School. This program focuses on getting outside and moving in winter!

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IDI Founders, Board of Directors and Staff



Edward Villella

Linda Villella

Douglas Webster

Debbie Gordon (RIP)

Dick Button


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:

Sarah Hughes

Josh Babb 

Terri Katz

Joy Prudek

Dick Button (Executive Advisor)


Executive Artistic Director

Douglas Webster is the Founding Artistic Director of Ice Dance International (IDI)

In the past few years, Douglas has served as the Creative Director for the television show “Shall We Dance on Ice,” Artistic Director of Ice Theatre of New York, staff for US Figure Skating’s Dance Camp and Components Camp, and staff for Grassroots to Champions, During his career, he has 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 in Finland; Skating with the Stars for ABC TV; and Sterren Dansen op Het IJs in The Netherlands. 

Douglas has been nominated for both PSA Awards: the Paul McGrath (2x) 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


After the Rain



Choreography: Douglas Webster

Music: Juan Pablo Jofre: After the Rain

Original Cast: Kim Navarro, Beata Handra and Brent Bommentre

The Three Smokers



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




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



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



Choreography: Benoit Richaud

Music: Dave Brubeck's Take 5

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

Spring Awakening



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



Choreography: Stephanee Grosscup

Music: Donovan's Catch The Wind

Original Cast: Wesley Campbell

In The Light



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




Choreography: Benoit Richaud

Music: Arvo Part's Spiegel Im Spiegel

Original Cast: Carly Donowick and Erin Reed

Winter Dreams



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



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




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




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


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!"


Reach out to Carly, Erin, and Kim at for more information about booking an IDI Artistry of Skating clinic.

Special events: Please Contact us for booking inquiries


Custom Shows

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


Live Discussions

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


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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Thank you to all of our supporters for helping us grow!

Each of your gifts makes an incredible impact on us!

IDI is supported by:

The Lisa McGraw Figure Skating Foundation, The James Deering Danielson Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The Wallace Foundation,  

The Pestcoe Family Foundation, The Cedar Grove Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 

The New England Foundation for the Arts' New England Dance fund 

with generous support from the Aliad Fund at the Boston Foundation

Add your name to our growing list of IDI Champions with gifts of $1,000.00 or more!

Anne and Scott Allen

Chris Anderson

Josh Babb

Brenda and Skip Berg

Dick Button

Natalie and Jim Carey

Stephanie Mennon in memory of Don Ciccone

Lena and Mike Clayton

Nancy Jean Davis

Violet and Chris Eagan

Midge Farkas

Janice Feldman

John Fernandes

Jeff Gertler

Susie Gharib

Debbie and Bob Gordon

Barbie Holland

Jill Howell

Marilyn and Joseph Kasputys

Terri Katz

Dr. Richard Kraus

Susan Mckimens

Nicole Miller

Diane Nugent

Julie Parker

Joan and Tom Sabatino

Kenneth Shelley

Rob Shmalo

JoJo Starbuck

Linda and Edward Villella

Donald Webster

Audrey Weisiger

And thank you for all of your gifts!

Valerie Abraham, Dave Albrecht, Tenley Albright, Lisa Marie Allen, Marilyn Andretta, Lynn and Sam Auxier, Pamela Averick, Ann Barksdale, Michael Barrett, Denise Beaumont, Alison  Bers and Lee Kleinecke, Peter Betts, Lili and Ralph Bien, Friederike K.  Biggs, Robin Blauer, Judy Blumberg, Lucy Brennan, Laura Brown, Amy  Buchman, Madaleine Burke, Sarah Canfield, Linnea Capps, Lisa Caputo,  Robert Castle, Janis and Charles Cecil, Zulam Chaviano, Craig Cichy,  Susan Clamage, Martha Clapp, Ellen Coletto, Leslie and Richard Curtis,  Pam and Dave Davidson, Alicia De Lalio, Karen Dickens, Betsy DiFelice, Marian Dillon, Susan Dornstein, Nancy Dubin, Ann Drysdale, Richard  Dwyer, Susan Engel, Merle Englander, Joan Erdheim, Karen Fang, Sandy  Fetter, Barbara Franzoso, Jessica and Jeffery Gaynor, Rena Geloso, Jane  and Charles Gibney, Alan Gibson, Ally Goldman, Susan Goldstein, Wendy  Gordon, Pam Gordon, Geordie and Robert Grant, Rachel Greenwood, Edith  Greenwood, Susan Grote, Betsy Hauck, Dorothy Hamill, Lynne Hanson,  Cynthia and Mike Harvell, Dalila Hastings, Sharon and Jeff Hazard,  Andrea Heitzman, David Hicks, Juli McKinstry Hosking, Sarah Hughes, Ann  Jackson, Ruth and Al Jacobson, Clare Kasputys, Joshua Katz, Randi  Katz,Fran Katzman, Jeff Keefe, Susan Kittenplan, Sue and Chris Klem,  Hilda Kraker, Dr. Richard Kraus, Patricia Landis, Randall Lane, Bob  LeGros,Terri Levine, Barbara Linn, Terri Levine, Val Levine, Barb  MacLeod, Caroline Mann, Stacy Martin, Craig Maurizi, Alis McCurdy  Sauers, Kathleen Mcgowan, Michael Mertaugh, Harold Meth, Marylyn  Meyerson, David Miller, Ellen Mills,Normandie  Mindheim, Laura Morrissette, Galen and Tod Mott, Suna Murray, Lisa  Navarro, Adrienne Natrillo, Helen NgaiWade, Jeff Nolt, Moira North,  Bruce Norvell, Elizabeth Nunn, Julianna Rosenbluth Obeid, Carl N.  Olsson, Nick Perna, Nina Peterson, Jack and Joy Prudek, Nancy Quaife,  Lisa and Ron Reed, Linda Reiss, Lisa Loop-Retaleato, Susan Ringler,  Keith Rosen, Cathy Rosenbluth, Lisa and Harry Rosenthal, Amy Rosewater,  Kate and Bob Rosso, Robyn Roth-Moise, Donna Ryan and Andy Livingston,  Susan Ryckman in honor of JoJo Starbuck, Kristiina Sakai, Noel  Schoenleber, Rhea Schwartz and Paul Wolff, Ronald Sedley, Clare  Sheridan, Laura Sinnott and Albert Pope, Sonia and Tony  Slevira, Nancy and Zach Slater, Kristin Sorani, Nicholas Spinelli, Sandy  Springer, Meg Streeter Lauck, Adele and Bob Sweet, Martha Sword, Penny  and Thomas Tang, Iren Tar, Jocelyn Tenille, Margaret Thomson, Leslie  Thorne, Joan Torrance, Georgene Troseth, Missy VanBuren, Lala Van Kamp,  Kate Vanoff, Kim Verde, Robin Wagner,  Vera Wang, Susan Wilsey, Barry Wilson, Doug and Betsy Wilson, Toby Wolf, Ed Wood, Anna Wong, Beth Woronoff, Larry Yerdon, Sharon and Robert Yoerg, Aja Zanova, Elaine Zayak. 

and anonymous donors!

Thank you to our generous APT public television supporters! 

We are all grateful for your belief in bringing IDI 

to a broader international audience. 

We could not do this without you!


Joe Kasputys in loving memory of Marilyn Kasputys

Lisa McGraw Figure Skating Foundation


The Richard T. Button Foundation in loving memory of Marilyn Kasputys 

and Debbie Gordon

The James Deering Danielson Foundation

Nancy Jean Davis

Susan Mckimens in memory of Marilyn Kasputys and Debbie Gordon

Joan Sabatino


Scott and Anne Allen

Josh Babb

Midge Farkas

Patti Kasputys and Family in memory of Marilyn Kasputys

Terri Katz 

Dorothy Hamill in Memory of Debbie Gordon

Audrey Weisiger and Grassroots to Champions


Jill Howell in Memory of Marilyn Kasputys

Tony and Sonia Slevira


Brenda and Skip Berg

Mary Lee Copp Advised Fund

Janice Feldman in Memory of Debbie Gordon

Jane Hancock

Valerie Levine in memory of Debbie Gordon

Stephanie Mennon

Nicole Miller in honor of her dear friend Debbie Gordon

Robert Shmalo

JoJo Starbuck

Penny and Thomas Tang

Sharon and Robert Yoerg

Take Off:

Pam Averick in memory of Debbie Gordon

Gladys and Ed Dunlop

Susie Gharib and Fereydan Nazem

Linda Illsley

Lisa and Ron Reed

Kim Verde


In Memory of Debbie Gordon:

Marilyn Andretta,Craig Cichy, Joan Erdheim, Jody Flatt, Roy Hoya and Twenty First Securities Employees, Susan Kittenplan,  Bobbi and Barry Kolton, Patricia Marcus and Family, Edward and Linda Munshower, Anita Scanlon, David Schachter, Clare Sheridan, Dominique Singer, Robert Stovall, Betsy and Doug Wilson, Elaine Zayak, MIchael Zimmer

Lisa Marie Allen, Chris Anderson, Elisa Angeli, Ann Barksdale, Robert Castle, Charles and Janis Cecil, Martha Clapp, Pam and Dave Davidson, Richard Dwyer, Susan Engel, Mary English, Alice (Sandy) Fetter, John Fernandes,Barbara Franzoso, Jane and Charles Gibney, Susan Grote, Cynthia and Mike Harvell,Betsy Hauck, Joan Josephson, Bob Legros, Barbara MacLeod, Caroline Mann, Alis McCurdy Sauers, Kathleen Mcgowan, Juli Mckinstry Hosking, Michael Mertaugh, David Miller, Robyn Roth Moise, Galen and Todd Mott,Suna Murray, Lisa Navarro, Bruce Norvell,Diane Nugent, Elizabeth Nunn, Nick Perna, Nina Peterson, Nancy Quaife, Harry and Lisa Rosenthal, Kate and Bob Rosso, Rhea Schwartz,  Meg Streeter, Adele and Robert Sweet,Leslie Thorne, Michelle Witt

Thank you to our collaborators:

BeeEventive and Alyssa Shane

Words on Dance and Deborah Kaufman

Disson Skating

Strawbery Banke Museum

The Fenimore Museum with Danielle Henrici and Todd Kenyon

Labrie Family Skate and our performance committee

Sun Valley Resort and Scott Irvine and Jennifer Uhrig

Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University and

Diane Jeffery, Dave Gyger, and Trudy Pelletier

Snoopy’s Home Ice and Justin Higgs, Randy Pennington, and Kevin McCool

Wood River YMCA Sun Valley

Higher Ground SV and Cara Barrett

Little Harbour School and Sean McGrimley

Skating Club of New York and Terri Levine and Susan Kittenplan

Essex County Skating Club

Park City Ice Arena and Matt Genther and Erika Fisher Roberts

Skating Club of Boston and Doug Zeghibe

Grassroots To Champions and Shelia Thelan

Young Artists Showcase

West Orange Performance Committee:

Marie DeFalco, Chris Anderson, Sally Saul, and Jack Lipkin

Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center and Star Lit Blades Synchro

New Hampshire Association for the Blind

Future in Sight and Stephanie Hurd

Fenway Sports Management and Clare Durant and Frederick Olsen

National Baseball Hall of Fame

American Public Television 

John Wilson and MK Blades

Stellar Adventure Media

IDI Advisors:

Laura Faure and JoAnna Mendl Shaw

Costume Design:

Alicia Jackson


Phil Lee

Photography (ncluding website):

Diana Dumbadse Photography

David Seelig

Mark Oliver

Frank Rocco

Darial Sneed (RIP)

Taylor Davidson

David J. Murray

Deborah Hickey of Glidefar Photography

Jennifer Simpson of 208 Images and Media


Stellar Media and Spencer Cordovano

Matej Silecky

David Seelig

Candice Spielman

Mark Oliver

Abel Machado and Greasy Lens Films

David Sotnick

Carly  Donowick

IDI Assistants:

Carly Donowick, Erin Reed, John Kerr, Sinead Kerr and Grant Marshall

IDI Words on Dance Committee:

Emily Hughes, Brian Boitano, Kristi Yamaguchi, Dorothy Hamill, Dick Button


Alison Hart

Mimi Bradley

IDI Archival Consultant:

Dominique Singer


Wendy Addiss and Addiss Enterprises

Sharon Hazard and Imagine It Embroidery


Debra Grott and Karen LaPalme, WLGR Accounting

Heartland Payroll


Robert Levin


Bruce Goldberg

Renata Letto


Paul Corin

Our Circle of Volunteers:

Christine Lee, Jamie Coffey, Carly Donowick, Erin Reed, Brent Bommentre,

Diane and Keith Joe Dick, Kim Navarro, Angela Webster

Carole Anne Morrison, Anne Weidman, Jeff Keefe, Leigh Baker, Bill Downey

Trina Peters, Robyn Sias, Barbara Holland, Sonia Dunfield, Pam Farr

Executive Volunteers and IDI lifesavers: Susan Mckimens and John Fernandes

Currier and Ives Strawbery Banke Skaters:

Caroline Mann, Kristiina Sakai, John Salwen, John Wold, Lenaye Marsten, Jim Tompkins, Erik Nyland, Emma Clarke, Michael Mertaugh, and Eric Rioux

The Staff, Board,  and Management of Labrie Family Skate

and the Strawbery Banke Museum

Larry Yerdon, Cynthia Harvell, Zach Slater, Donna Ryan, Anne Weidman, Laura Brown, Marissa Correll,and Monique DeForge

Thank you, from all of us at IDI!


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