Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) presents annual City Skate Concert Series.
Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY)
ICE THEATRE OF NEW YORK
CITY SKATE CONCERT SERIES AT
FEBRUARY 15, March 15, and April 5!
New York, NY (February 22, 2017): Ice Theatre of New York (ITNY) returns to the world famous Rink at Rockefeller Center February 15, March 15, and April 5 for its annual City Skate Concert Series.
ITNY will be bringing together world-class professional skaters and performers presenting new pieces through out the course of the series as well as performing numbers from their extensive repertory. Some of the skaters ITNY will be presenting include International Competitor Elladj Balde and six-time Finnish National Ice Dance Champion Jessica Huot.
ITNY dedicated its February 15 concert in reverence of Black History Month and featured special guest artists including US Open Champion Rohene Ward, World Junior Champion Derrick Delmore, and Starr Andrews who just last month placed 2nd at the 2017 Junior Ladies Championship
Featured pieces include “Crescendo” performed by the company and choreographed by ITNY Ensemble Director, Elisa Angeli and the World Premiere of “Power of Love” performed by Jessica Huot and Conor Wagar and choreographed by renowned ballet choreographers Gaiane and Akop Akopian.
The 2017 City Skate Concert Series will be presented on Wednesdays, February 15, March 15, and April 5 at 1:00 P.M. at The Rink at Rockefeller Center, located on Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th Street in midtown Manhattan.
To schedule interviews with ITNY Founder/ Director Moira North, any of the performers, or to obtain high res photos of the previous performances please contact
Jirina Ribbens at 212.929.5811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2017 City Skate Concert Series is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Ice Theatre of New York receives funding from the Bloomberg Philanthropies, Dance/NYC, the Lisa McGraw Figure Skating Foundation, the Pioneer Fund, the Will Sears Fund and its generous private patrons.
About Ice Theatre of New York
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 movement, music and art. Its mission is to elevate dance on ice as a performance art. Through its performances in both traditional and site-specific venues, ITNY presents ice dance that opens one's eyes to seeing skating in unexpected ways. 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 education, community outreach and training programs.
For more information on Ice Theatre of New York or to purchase tickets for upcoming shows call 212.929.5811, or visit www.icetheatre.org.
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Elisa Angeli (Ensemble Director)
Elisa Angeli is an Italian ice dancer who competed on the International circuit. Her expertise as a circus arts specialist allows Elisa to bring a unique element of excitement when performing as a principal skater and aerialist with Ice Theatre of New York. Thanks to her aerial silk act, Elisa is one of the few performers in the world that even dares to combine ice-skating and aerial arts in front of a live audience. In 2009, Elisa participated at the premiere of “Wintuk” by Cirque du Soleil at Madison Square Garden. She has also performed in Europe with Dynamic Shows, and Spotlight Productions. In Italy she was an aerialist with the tour “Italian Champions on Ice” with Ghiaccio Spettacolo. Elisa has been with ITNY since 2008 and became the Ensemble Director in the fall of 2015.
Elladj Balde (Guest Performer)
Elladj Baldé is a Competitive skater and performer from Quebec, Canada and a frequent guest performer with ITNY. He was born November 9, 1990 in Moscow to a Russian mother and a Guinean father, Ibrahim, from the village of Tombon, near Labé. His elder sister, Djulde, died from leukemia. After a year in Bonn, Germany during his sister's treatment, the family moved to Canada in 1992. Elladj was introduced to skating at the age of seven by his mother. Though at first he would hide his skates in an attempt to avoid practice, he began to love skating when he was ten. He is a 7-time Canadian National Senior Competitor and is the winner of the 2015 International Nebelhorn Trophy. He speaks English, French, and Russian.
Jessica Huot (Performer)
Jessica Renée Huot is the Skating Director and Skating School Director at Sky Rink Chelsea Piers where she also teaches private skating lessons. Jessica is a six-time Finnish National Ice Dance Champion and USFS quadruple gold medalist. She and her ice dance partner competed in the World and European Figure Skating Championships in 2002-2004 as well as the Junior and Senior Grand Prix competition circuits from 1999 2003. Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in 2006 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, majoring in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. She went on to earn her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from New York University in 2012. In addition to teaching skating, she teaches private piano lessons in the NYC area. She has performed as a principal dancer for the Ice Theatre of New York since 2010.
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