Joe Johnson and Karina Manta have been ice dancing partners for more than a decade.
On a recent Thursday morning, they were spinning around the ice at the Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers, rehearsing a segment from the “Jazz Nutcracker,” choreographed by noted dancer Kolton Krouse.
“It’s a fun spin on the classic to put our own style into it,” Manta said.
The two performed the segment at the tree lighting at Bryant Park, and will do the same at Riverbank State Park’s celebration on Saturday.
“Like the ballet dancers, we skate to “The Nutcracker” a lot this time of year, so it’s nice to mix it up,”
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