The founder of VA Ice Theatre of Fairfax, Olga Garrity, has been producing and coaching Theatre teams for over 9 years. Starting with an ISI team that went onto compete at ISI Worlds and placing 1st, she also helped create a USFS Theatre team in Charlottesville that competed at the National and International Theatre on Ice competition placing a remarkable 4th place in their first year of existence. Here at Fairfax this is the 3rd year this team will be competing, placing 4th overall in their first year and receiving an unprecedented 1st place finish in their Choreographic Exercise in their second year.
Terry Barr is the cofounder and codirector of Virginia Ice Theatre of Fairfax. A native to Fairfax, Virginia, he began his skating career at the age of four. He has trained with Sandy Sparger, Nick Perna, and two-Time U.S. Olympic Team Coach Audrey Weisiger. Terry is a United States Figure Skating Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field. He has been coaching at Fairfax Ice Arena since 2005 and previously taught with the Special Olympics program for over 3 years. He has also been a Senior level competitor in Theatre on Ice.
Theatre on Ice has enabled Terry to combine his love of figure skating with his theatre accomplishments. While pursuing a Vocal Performance degree from George Mason University, Terry received multiple awards for voice at the Virginia National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and Regional NATS competitions. He has studied theatre with Broadway casting agent Bob Cline; former Signature Casting Director and now Artistic Director of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Michael Baron; and Broadway performers Jose Llana, Brad Oscar, Michael Balderama, and Adam Petly, to name a few.
While not on the ice Terry can be seen on the stage throughout the DC Metropolitan Area. Some of Terry’s favorite credits include Snoopy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Chantal in La Cage Aux Folles; Gabe in Next to Normal; Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance; Fred in A Christmas Carol; and Mary Sunshine in Chicago. For his portrayal of Snoopy, Terry won the Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) Award in the category of Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. The DC Metro Theatre Arts named Terry a ‘scene stealer’ for his delivery of “Suppertime” and for gliding through “Book Report” – “Barr’s utter joy in being a dog and his fancy tricks on PIC® Skates completely steals the scene.”
Tim is a native to Fairfax County and has taught music for more than 19 years. He began working with the Pride of Herndon Marching Band in 1995 and soon became the Assistant Marching Band Director where he served until 2008. From 1995-2008 Tim also had a private music studio providing education in saxophone and clarinet. Several of Tim’s students have gone on to be professional musicians touring throughout the world. He was the Director and music arranger for the jazz saxophone ensemble, Tranewreck, which performed throughout the D.C. metropolitan area. Additionally, Tim was Founder and Director of the Herndon Town Orchestra.
With a great passion for dance Tim began taking classes in college where that passion was ignited. Through hard work and dedication, he performed with the George Mason Dance Company, which included a solo tap routine for a televised 100th Birthday celebration of Duke Ellington. Tim taught dance for several years and was the Associate Artistic Director for Metropolitan Fine Arts, now known as Metropolitan School of the Arts. He has been fortunate enough to dance with such greats as Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, Donald O’Connor, Dianne Walker, and Cholly Atkins. Tim also performed at the Kennedy Center with the San Francisco Ballet Company.
Combining his love of music and dance Tim found musical theatre and has appeared in several shows in the D.C. metropolitan area. Some of his favorite roles include Don in A Chorus Line; Hans in Cabaret; Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street; Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Show; Steve Bookman in Zanna, Don’t!; the Minister in A New Brain; Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees; Linus in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown; Billy Crocker in Anything Goes; Bobby Child in Crazy for You; Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance; and Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol. In addition to Tim’s work on stage he has appeared in multiple local and national commercials and cable programs, including Discovery ID’s Deadly Affairs.