Break it down: Dancers begin charting path to Paris Olympics

  • Sunny Choi, also known as B-Girl Sunny, from United States, right, competes against Logistx from the United States, left, in the B-girl Red Bull BC One World Final at Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Manhattan, New York. The International Olympic Committee announced two years ago that breaking would become an official Olympic sport, a development that divided the breaking community between those excited for the larger platform and those concerned about the art form’s purity. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

  • Sunny Choi, B-Girl Sunny, poses for a portrait during the media day for Red Bull BC One World Finals, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in New York. The International Olympic Committee announced two years ago that breaking would become an official Olympic sport, a development that divided the breaking community between those excited for the larger platform and those concerned about the art form’s purity. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

  • Sunny Choi, also known as B-Girl Sunny, from United States, competes in the B-girl Red Bull BC One World Final at Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Manhattan, New York. The International Olympic Committee announced two years ago that breaking would become an official Olympic sport, a development that divided the breaking community between those excited for the larger platform and those concerned about the art form’s purity. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

NEW YORK — Breaking is in Victor Montalvo’s blood. He is a descendant of twin breakers — his father and uncle — who were performing in Mexico long before they taught a young Montalvo to spin on his back.