KARINA MANTA is an ice dancer and former international medalist and Grand Prix competitor for Team USA with her partner, Joe Johnson. Since retiring from competitive skating, she has toured with the Cirque du Soleil show AXEL and performed as a professional for the UK television series, Dancing on Ice, which she and her celebrity partner won in the 2021-22 season. She has been a company member of Ice Dance International since 2021. This is her second season performing with ITNY.  In addition to performing, Karina is the author of the young adult memoir, On Top of Glass (Knopf 2021) about growing up queer in figure skating.

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