This month, at Royal Farms Arena, Disney on Ice presents Road Trip Adventures which will take families on a fun-fueled excursion to iconic Disney Destinations. Running October 9th to 13th, the immersive “getaway” will feature new and classic Disney tales, providing a multi-generational experience chock-full of magical moments for families. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Steven Grant, a performer with Disney on Ice.
“I think that Disney on Ice just brings everyone such joy,” began Grant. The Oakdale, Minnesota-native, who has been skating since he was three years old, shared that this production has taken Disney on Ice to a whole new level. “We’re bringing the audience closer to the performers than ever before. We have different specialty acts that go to different heights. There’s not a bad seat in the house.”
For Grant, skating is in his blood. After learning how to do a waltz jump on a pond behind a family friend’s backyard Grant said, “I couldn’t think of anything more to love then to jump on skates.” Grant went on to be a national competitor for Theater on Ice. His passion for skating runs as deep as his passion for music, as well. “I would love to one day become a professional songwriter for a big artist, as well as to keep performing with Disney on Ice for as many years as I can.”
Grant added that the music of Disney is also something that provides such timeless enjoyment for children of all ages. “I think that’s because Disney always has a happy ending to everything. The songs are so joyful, and it makes everyone happy.” The 24-year-old added, “I love my job. I feel so special to have such a special opportunity to do this and to perform in all these countries. I’m so grateful that I can bring joy to other people.”
- Since 2011, arts writer Frankie Kujawa has covered a wide scope of entertainment stories and celebrity interviews. From the late Carrie Fisher and LGBTQ icon George Takei to comedians Lily Tomlin and Kathy Griffin to performer Idina Menzel, Kujawa’s candid interview ability brings readers past the byline and into the heart of the story. His unbiased previews of Baltimore-Washington’s theatre scene have allowed readers an inside glimpse of today’s most popular local and national performances. A Baltimore-native, Kujawa is proud to call Charm City his home.