The Founders Imperial Ice Stars
The Imperial Ice Stars was formed in July 2004 as a joint venture between two leading producers of live entertainment, Tony Mercer , James Cundall and businessman and former speed skater Vladislav Olenin.
Originally collaborating on a production of The Sleeping Beauty on Ice in Hong Kong in 1998, Tony and James also produced The Nutcracker on Ice in Australia and New Zealand in 2003 before Tony created his own company , The Imperial Ice Stars in 2004.
Award-winning Tony Mercer is widely regarded as the world’s leading ice director and choreographer, and has over 30 years experience in creating ice shows such as The Sleeping Beauty on Ice, The Nutcracker on Ice, Cinderella on Ice, Barnum on Ice, Phantom of the Opera on Ice, Peter Pan on Ice and Carmen on Ice. With his new productions of The Sleeping Beauty on Ice (2004-06 and 2007-09), Swan Lake on Ice (2006-08), Cinderella on Ice (2008-2010) and a new adaptation of The Nutcracker on Ice (2012-2014). In 2018 , Tony created Peter Pan on Ice , all performed by The Imperial Ice Stars,
Since the return of his shows following the pandemic Tony has worked on adding a greater theatricality to the performances, and taken ice choreography to new limits, creating a new genre of ‘Theatre on Ice’ and broadening its appeal to a more adult audience. In addition he has now created an ‘arena’ version of Peter Pan on Ice as well as as creating one act (75mins) versions of Peter Pan on Ice and Cinderella on Ice