Unfortunately, no. Ionic (1) at a very high-level is essentially just a wrapper & directive/component library for AngularJS (1). In that same regard, Ionic 2 is built in the same way, utilizing all the benefits of Angular 2+.
Ionic 2 breaks away from being tied to the DOM in the browser, by using angular 2 which is the reason for the massive change between ionic 1.x and ionic 2.x. ( Angular 2.x architecture is not tied down to the DOM unlike the Angular 1.x ).