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Vincent Perez

In honor of Shane Diego Ernesto Colombo Shane Colombo Memorial Prize Fund

I met Shane in 2013. It was fortuitous that we had met, mostly because when I saw him, I thought, “gross.” We initially met in passing at some fraternity rush event. I wasn’t prepared to even talk to him, let alone fall in love with him. Truly having no expectations, but always at the ready.

As we got to know each other, we danced as two birds would when courting one another. Carefully placed, radiant in color and passion that I never had anticipated. One of the first dates we had was a dance class called “Movement for Humans” at the Joe Goode Annex. I thought it was important for me to show him the world that meant everything to me. The world of dance. Disclaimer: I encourage everyone to take their significant other or loved one to a movement class. It will teach you a lot about the person you are moving with. Moving with Shane was like skipping stones over a still lake. Endless ripples with every step.

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