Welcome to ~Anime on Ice~ where Diane and Sabina are on a mission to create anime adaptations on ice!

Translating meaningful messages from anime shows and music into performances that figure skating fans can also ponder and enjoy

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From solo competitor in her teenage years to president of the MIT Figure Skating Club during college to manager of the SF Ice Theatre's adult team now, Diane values figure skating for its athleticism, artistry, and ability to bring people together. She appreciates that anime can address uncomfortable but meaningful topics to inspire reflection on ourselves, society, and humanity. Bringing skating and anime together, Diane is excited to share slices of life through “Anime on Ice” and hopes it spreads empathy across different cultures and communities.


Sabina enjoys expressing herself through the creative arts. She views anime as another means to explore more difficult societal topics in a constructive and meaningful way. Fascinated with learning about how technology and the human imagination can empower each other, she loves working on projects that bring ideas from anime to life via designing, tinkering, and storytelling. Sabina hopes that “Anime on Ice” can be a creative medium not only to tell her own stories, but also to connect with the hearts and souls of the people around her.

Special thanks to the MIT Figure Skating Club for fostering a remarkably supportive and inclusive community and for hosting all of the events at which we had the privilege of showcasing our creations.

Our ~Anime on Ice~ Programs

Sharing the behind-the-scenes about our creative process and inspirations...

  1. Friend A

    Friend A • Your Lie in April

    true friendship

    Friendships come and go, each shaping us in different ways. Some leave us with fond memories, others with tough lessons. Perhaps the most special friend is the one who lifts us up during our darkest hours. Diane and Sabina express a friendship built not only on fun and happy moments, but also on supporting each other through difficult times.

  2. Unravel

    Unravel • Tokyo Ghoul

    self-doubt & self-acceptance

    We have all, at some point in our lives, experienced self-discovery and self-doubt. We seek answers to our inner thoughts and emotions, learn things about ourselves that we are initially afraid to believe, and hopefully come to embrace a truer version of ourselves. Diane and Sabina journey on the oftentimes scary, yet invigorating path towards self-acceptance.

  3. History Makers

    History Makers • Yuri!!! on Ice


    Ananya, Cydney, Diane, Flora, Kylie, Liz, Maya, Mickey, Sabina, Sarah, Shawn, and Tetsuya make history together by showcasing their individual signature moves, teaming up for awesome lifts and spirals, and hyping up the crowd. Figure skating is more fun as a team and with a community!

  4. Nirvana

    Nirvana • Noragami

    pursuit of happiness

    In the grind of everyday life, expectations and uncertainty weigh us down. Sometimes they overwhelm us so much that we can't enjoy life for fear of disappointing ourselves and the people we care about. Diane and Sabina find moments of bliss in the face of doubt and anxiety by learning to appreciate the present despite worries for the future.

  5. Gate of Steiner

    Gate of Steiner • Steins;Gate

    time & choice

    Do our choices still matter when we cannot change the outcome? When time moves forward relentlessly? Although the future seems set in stone, there may be meaningful choices to make that shape our feelings and memories around whatever fate we meet. Diane navigates the choices, or the lack thereof, that life presents.

  6. Moral Impasse

    Moral Impasse • Psycho-Pass

    conflict & judgment

    We each view the world through our own lenses, shaped by our personal experiences and the stories we hear. Is there a universal moral compass that we can use to judge others and ourselves, or are we doomed to face conflict when we meet people too different from us? Diane and Sabina explore the difficulty of understanding and accepting one another.

  7. Moments

    Moments • Clannad


    Change is inevitable and sometimes tough to cope with. How can we enjoy what we have now when we know it will be gone in the future? Diane hopes to find the strength to appreciate the small moments that we share with people in our lives now, even if, or perhaps because, they may one day leave us behind.

  8. Barricades

    Barricades • Attack on Titan

    facing fear

    Sometimes we may feel surrounded by walls that prevent us from living on our own terms. For Sabina, it's finding her passions in the face of personal and societal expectations. For Diane, it's caring for the people she loves without losing herself. For Flora, it's self-doubt and fear that she's not enough. Sabina, Diane, and Flora build the courage to break through these walls and live free.


Behind-the-scenes content is coming soon for the rest of our programs!
In the meantime, enjoy these previews that link to videos of our performances.

  1. One Step Closer

    One Step Closer • Fruits Basket

    healing & growing

    Overcoming challenges requires healing the pain of the past, as well as growing from the burdens of the present. It can be extremely discouraging because results are often unnoticeable when we are most desperate to see them. Diane and Sabina acknowledge that healing is hard and growth is gradual, but they can keep moving forward one step at a time.

  2. Bye Bye Yesterday

    Bye Bye Yesterday • Assassination Classroom

    coming of age

    Diane and Sabina go “back to school” to perform a delayed graduation program! With costume changes and flying grad caps, it's all about the craziness of growing up, graduating, and entering adult life.

  3. Grand Escape

    Grand Escape • Weathering with You

    self vs. society

    Our story begins with a girl who has the special ability to bring happiness to those around her. At first, everyone is excited, but soon, excitement turns into expectations, and then into crippling dependence. What happens when a superpower proves to be both a blessing and a curse?

  4. Guiding Light

    Guiding Light • Violet Evergarden


    In her first ever self-choreographed program, Diane pays tribute to all of the inspirational people and experiences that have brought her to where she is today. Diane incorporates influences from many of her previous performances to express thanks to all of the “guiding lights” in her life.

  5. Silhouette

    Silhouette • Naruto

    ephemeral connections

    As we embark on new journeys, people who are integral to our life today may fade into the shadows of our world tomorrow. Through a fast-paced program about the ephemeral nature of connections we have with others, Diane, Sabina, Flora, and Erina capture the surreal feeling of watching people come and go in our lives.

  6. Lit

    Lit • A Silent Voice

    loneliness & belonging

    A girl with emotional scars wavers between longing for human connection and the fear of getting hurt by people again. Diane, Erina, Flora, Ita, Lana, Sabina, and Sabrina hope to portray a heartfelt story about coping with loneliness, building trust, and finding where we belong.

  7. Unbreakable Spirit

    Unbreakable Spirit • Demon Slayer

    perseverance & resilience

    “No matter what!” Diane pushes through her Adult Masters Junior-Senior Free Skate routine with determination. Channeling Tanjiro's spirit to persevere through unexpected and relentless hardships. Diane aspires to cultivate a resilient mindset and an unbreakable spirit.