Blueberry Festival & Pointe Shoe Event
Friday, July 30th 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday July 31st 10 am - 3 pm
Pro Ballerina, Karina Johnson will be joining us for the weekend to help local dancers find their perfect pair of pointe shoes.
Please contact us directly to schedule your pointe shoe fitting appointment. 906-226-2263 or email@example.com
Special Offers & In-Store Sales will be announced closer to the event.
Karina Johnson started ballet at the age of four in Irvine, California, and was trained by such accomplished teachers as Charles Maple, Amanda McKerrow, and John Gardner from American Ballet Theatre, as well as Evelyn Cisneros from San Francisco Ballet. She attended ABT, Boston Ballet, and American Academy of Ballet summer intensives throughout her years of training, as well as competed in the Youth of America Grand Prix competition for five consecutive years. Starting in 2007, Karina worked on a degree at The University of Utah as well as guesting with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s The Nutcracker for three years. In her senior year of college she became a trainee with Ballet West, performing as a supplemental corps de ballet dancer. Karina graduated in 2010 with a BFA in Ballet, and afterwards spent a year as an apprentice at Smuin Ballet before moving to join the Sacramento Ballet. There she had the privilege of performing in such renowned ballets as Ron Cunningham’s The Great Gatsby, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carmina Burana, Rite of Spring, Cinderella, and The Firebird, as well as Trey McIntyre’s Wild Sweet Love, and George Balanchine’s Western Symphony, Who
Cares?, Rubies, and the First Regiment Lead in Stars and Stripes. One of the highlights of Karina’s career was performing the first act Pas de Trois, and Cygnettes in Swan Lake, one of the hardest and most rewarding ballets to perform. After eight years of dancing professionally, she decided it was time to pass on her love and knowledge of dance to the next generation. While not teaching ballet, Karina spends her time painting, showcasing her large abstract paintings at art festivals and shows. And most recently, she and her husband Iver have moved from California to Marquette to pursue new endeavors and start a family.