Ever since I woke up Saturday morning, I was wondering how was this going to work out; I was the most nervous I’ve ever been in my whole life. So many emotions going through my head!
At the end of our Romeo & Juliet performance Saturday night, Vanessa and I stood on stage for our bows. The ushers brought her flowers and handed me a microphone; Vanessa looked at me in shock! Luckily, everything was planned very well. Right before the bows, I had gone out for water and someone handed me the ring, which I placed in my poison case. The ushers brought Vanessa flowers and handed me a microphone; she looked perplexed!
I shrugged my shoulders up and down to indicated that I didn’t know either. I walked forward to give a speech and said, “I would like to thank this amazing audience for your great support. It’s an honor to be on this stage and to dance for you.” Then I said, “I would like to share something else with you all…” and there was the longest pause I ever had………………………………I forgot my speech. I realized that I’m not going to remember anything I said and it was all getting very emotional for me. I just walked around to Vanessa and went to my knee and the audience went crazy! They started screaming and I got even more nervous. I handed the ring out of my poison case and I asked Vanessa to marry me. She got teary eyed and was in shock; she said, “yes, yes, yes!” It was one of the best moments in my life. What a great way to end the season and with Romeo & Juliet: a true love story. Thank you for all who helped me make this a reality!