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IDI Company in residence at strawbery banke museum 2020

IDI is the current company in residence at The Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH and has been rehearsing daily at the Dover Ice Arena in Dover, NH.


All photos on this page by David J. Murray ClearEyePhoto.com

2020 IDI Company

Collin Brubaker

Collin Brubaker

Collin Brubaker

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Collin Brubaker is originally from the Chicago area and first started skating at the age of 6. He is a former team USA athlete and competed internationally and nationally- Notable highlights in his career include the silver medal at the US figure skating championships and being selected to the Junior world team. After his competitive career, he completed his degree in communications and finance, but later returned back to the ice to perform and coach!

Alissa Czisny

Collin Brubaker

Collin Brubaker

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Alissa Czisny is an American former competitive figure skater. She is the 2010 Grand Prix Final champion, a two-time Skate Canada champion (2005, 2010), the 2011 Skate America champion, and a two-time U.S. national champion (2009, 2011).  As a professional skater, Alissa is a long time and current cast member of Stars on Ice, she has worked on the choreography team of the new Cirque De Soleil skating shows, and has performed in productions all over the world. 

Adam Kaplan

Collin Brubaker

Klabera Komini

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Adam has been an IDI cast member since 2017 and can be seen on In Flight: The Art of IDI. He has performed all over the world and starred in Holiday on Ice in Europe.

He currently runs his own production company and skating school called ShowStoppers.

Klabera Komini

Kseniya Ponomaryova

Klabera Komini

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Klabera has been performing all over the world and comes to IDI from working on a television show in Holland. She has worked with the Royal Caribbean Ships/Willy Bietak Productions as a principal skater, The Autostadt in Germany, and with many other producers across the globe. Klabera fell in love with  skating  at a age 11 and is excited to continue exploring new ideas and skating styles! 

Ian Lorello

Kseniya Ponomaryova

Kseniya Ponomaryova

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Currently the Artistic Associate of The Next Ice Age, Ian is PSA rated in choreography, and has been teaching skating for over a decade. As a competitive ice dancer, he represented Team USA for 10 years of International Competitions. He began his professional career as a performer in 2016, and performs with The Next Ice Age, and Ice Dance International. Ian is currently featured in APT’s “The World of Ice Dance International”, and In Flight: The Art of IDI which is being broadcast around the country, and is featured in New Black Films’ Documentary on John Curry, “The Ice King”.

Kseniya Ponomaryova

Kseniya Ponomaryova

Kseniya Ponomaryova

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Kseniya was born in Odessa, Ukraine. She started ice dance at the age of 6 and trained with the Figure Skating Team of Ukraine at the age of 11. Kseniya is a Ukrainian National, International and ISU junior Grand Prix competitor and Novice Ukrainian Champion in ice dance with Alexey Shumski. She is a 5 time US National competitor and US Sectional championships medalist with Oleg Altukhov.

Kseniya skates and coaches in Chicago. She holds a Certified rating in choreography and a Bachelor's Degree in Olympic Sports from the Pedagogical University in Kiev. She is a coach of Juvenile US National Champions Kiana Pan and Ilya Mondrowski. 

Laura Seal

Lara Shelton

Lara Shelton

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Laura has been a figure skating instructor for over 10 years and is PSA rated in moves in the field and free skate. She is a USFS double gold medalist, and former competitor in singles, synchronized skating, and ice dance. Laura skates professionally with The Next Ice Age and other production companies. She holds a BS in Kinesiology and a Masters in Public Health. Additionally, she is a certified pilates instructor and has developed off-ice techniques for figure skaters.

Lara Shelton

Lara Shelton

Lara Shelton

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From Wayland MA, Lara grew up watching her mom dance on stage. When at 5, twirling in her tutu transitioned into a love for ice skating, she balanced a rigorous on ice schedule with training at New England Ballet, and performing in various ballets as a member with the Dance Prism company.

Following a national competitive career in the pairs discipline with her brother Neill, Lara joined her first show, and has been skating professionally for the past ten years.

Since joining the professional skating world, Lara has been able to combine her passion with her love of travel, skating around the world as both a soloist and principal pair skater with companies such as Rand Productions, Holiday on Ice, Willy Bietak Productions with Royal Caribbean, Stageworks Worldwide Entertainment’s Hot Ice, Dynamic Ice, Illusion on Ice, IDI and, Woodstock Productions.

Neill Shelton

Neill Shelton

Neill Shelton

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Neill is from Wayland, Massachusetts and has been skating professionally in shows for 11 years. Throughout his amateur career, Neill competed as a Pairs team with his sister, Lara, becoming nationally ranked before beginning their professional careers together. Neill has skated starring roles for world-renowned production companies including Holiday on Ice, Robin Cousins' ICE, Wheeler Productions, Dynamic Ice Shows, Royal Caribbean [in association with Willy Bietak Productions], Woodstock Ice Productions, and most recently in the Radio City Rockette's Christmas Spectacular in New York City. He is thrilled to be working with Ice Dance International again in his third year as a company member.

Rohene Ward

Neill Shelton

Neill Shelton

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Rohene Andre Ward is an African American figure skater. He competed six times at the U.S. Championships, in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. He also competed for Puerto Rico and is the 2004 Puerto Rican national champion. He is also the 2016 US Open Grand Champion and 2018 US Open Skaters Skater Award. 

For full bio; see choreographer’s section

Ward is known for his flexibility, as well as jumping and spinning in both directions. Rohene  is also a choreographer, working with a variety of skaters including the current US Ladies Champion Alysa Liu, Jason Brown, Madison Chock and Evan Bates, Courtney Hicks, Jordan Moeller, and Mariah Bell. His choreography won critical acclaim when Brown's long program "Riverdance" ("Reel Around the Sun" by Bill Whelan) created an internet sensation garnering over five million YouTube hits following the 2014 US Championships. Ward won "Choreographer of the Year" at the 2015 PSA conference in Bloomington, Minnesota. He won a second time in 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. In between, Ward choreographed the opening ceremonies at the 2016 U.S. Championships. Growing up in Minnesota, Rohene trained intensively for 7 years in ballet, modern, contact improv, contemporary, hip hop, and jazz at the Minnesota Dance Theatre and with Zenon  dance company in their scholarship program.

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