Founded by a girl and a blessing. I.C.E. Collaborative Arts was founded in 2017 by a passionate girl with a dream and a fierce woman with a huge heart.
Emilie FLETCHER- Lead Teacher, Director, Writer, Actor, Collaborator
Emilie is a mother and artist. She has been a director and teaching artist for the last 9 years. With a Bachelor's in Fine Arts in Theatre for Youth from Shenandoah University, Emilie is a known theatre for youth director and teaching artist in VA and MD. Her favorite types of plays have a lesson that is learned through empathizing with a character or group of characters that are searching for an answer or trying to prove a point. Her passion for teaching is driven by the moments when she can discuss with young people and adults about different thought processes and lifestyles that are unfamiliar and unexplored.
Emilie's main goal in life is to create art with people and students that want to make the world a happier place through exploring their creativity and productively providing art to the community. She hopes to make that dream possible through I.C.E. Collaborative Arts.
Kristi Chase- Founder, Leader, tap dancing specialist and teacher
Kristi Chase is co-founder of Ice Collaborative Arts. Kristi is a practicing attorney (Rutgers Law 2000) and entrepreneur with a passion for dance and the arts. Kristi has over 20 years of training in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and pointe. As a teen and young adult, Kristi performed as a dancer in over 100 productions, including regular appearances on an a major network variety show. Although Kristi still enjoys dancing and most recently performed in a community theatre production of 42nd Street, she much prefers to watch ICE's students perform and grow!
Through ICE, Kristi desires to provide young performers with professional training opportunities focused on proper technique, while providing small class size allowing individual instruction and the chance for each performer to shine.
Catina Anderson- Choreographer, Production Assistant, Music Director, and Assistant Music Director
Catina Anderson has been an integral part of ICE Collaborative Arts since its start, having served as Music Director for Into the Woods, Jr. and Production Assistant for several summer camps. She brings with her over 20 years of experience working with high school and youth performers as a visual designer and choreographer for color guard, show choir, and small vocal ensemble. Her visual ensembles have consistently ranked at the top of their competitive classes earning awards at local, regional and championship competitions. From 2007 - 2013 she ran a nationally known website for color guard coaches and from 2007 - 2010 she was the featured guard columnist for Halftime Magazine. In addition to her coaching experience, Catina holds degrees in Music (AAA - Voice) and Biology (B.S.), as well as a Masters in Education (Secondary Ed.).
She is passionate about creating a positive and encouraging environment for the growth of our actors at all levels of experience with a focus, on training not only for the specific music or dance performance required by each role but also building skills and technique that serve as a strong foundation.