Douglas Webster Edward Villella
by David Seelig
"In this new era of competitive Ice Dance, it is, unfortunately, common for the artistic aspect of the sport to take a backseat to the technical. By contrast, Ice Dance International is limitless--unbound by rules in its exploration of artistry and creative expression. After all, it is expression and passion, not technicalities, that ultimately touch an audience."
Isabella Tobias: Olympian
"As a former competitive ice dance team, My partner and I always felt that when we "retired", it would be from competition only. We still wanted to not only skate, but to develop artistically without the restraints of competitive ice dancing.
The forming of the company IDI gives couples like us - who have previously competed at Olympic level - a platform to hone our skills, learn new ones and perform with others who are like-minded.
Ice dancers who are passionate about their "job" and who have devoted their lives to it shouldn't have to stop when they no longer wish to compete. IDI gives us a chance to carry on doing what we are best at and draw in a whole new audience to the sport we love.
The thought of an Ice Dancing company getting together and performing as a ballet company is very exciting - for current ice dancers, would-be ice dancers, and audiences alike!"
Sinead Kerr: 7 Time British Ice Dancing Champion