Ice Dance International is a professional performing arts company created by Doug Webster, IDI Artistic Director and internationally known ice dance choreographer, with the help of former Olympic figure skater Dick Button and Canadian figure skating champion, Linda Villella. The idea: to transform the athletic artistry of skating into a show full of fun and serious ensemble pieces and pieces inspired by ballet moves. Employing a professional company of international-level ice dancers and choreographers, IDI brings ice dance performances of the highest caliber to communities across the United States.
Doug Webster, who ice danced professionally with five-time National Champion and Olympic skater Judy Blumberg, created the skating foundation of IDI as a group of international-level ice dancers, including World Team members Kim Navarro and Brent Bommentre and 2002 Olympian Beata Handra. He’s developed world-class works, including pieces for Olympic gold medalist Sarah Hughes and Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen.
“It’s our goal is to give back to the communities we create in showcasing our discipline of lyrical athleticism and storytelling. Spending a week in Stowe with the local community is an honor for us. They have all the ingredients for a successful residency. When I visited Stowe last year, I fell in love with it. Spruce Peaks Arts Executive Director, Hope Sullivan, and her team made me feel so welcome and have worked incredibly hard to bring this to fruition,” says Doug Webster, IDI Executive Artistic Director and Choreographer.