Ice Theatre of New York®'s mission is to celebrate and advance dance on ice as a performance art. Through its performances in both traditional and site specific venues, ITNY presents ice dance that helps to open ones eyes to seeing skating in new and unexpected ways. ITNY was the very 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.
ITNY is dedicated to performing works of dancing on ice in a variety of venues. ITNY presents many free performances featuring the current repertory throughout New York City.
ITNY has created exclusive works by choreographers as varied as ballet great Edward Villella, modern dance choreographers Jacqulyn Buglisi, Elisa Monte & David Parsons, Performance Artist Ann Carlson and Emmy Award Winner "Chucky" Klapow. ITNY reset "After All" by Twyla Tharp created for John Curry for ITNY and Lar Lubovitch reset "Tilt-A-Whirl" on company performers.
ITNY trains the company skaters and guest skating artists in its weekly Edge Classes at Sky Rink, Chelsea Piers.
We continue to collaborate with choreographers from both the dance and skating worlds, while exploring creatively exciting relationships with artists from theatre, music and new media disciplines.