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Utah Jazz dancer thought she was ‘going to get fired’ during surprise proposal

Dec 21, 2021, 10:34 PM | Updated: 11:41 pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Jazz dancer Danielle Bush prides herself in knowing each of her routines like the back of her hand. So, when she did not recognize the choreography during a number at Monday night’s Jazz game, she tried her best to go along with it.

“My first thought is, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m going to lose my job,’” Bush said. “I tried to make eye contact with my teammates, but they wouldn’t stop being all smiley and giggly and they weren’t helping me out!” 

With the crowd going wild, she finally realized her boyfriend was about to pop the question.

She said yes!

 

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“It was a beautiful moment and I really felt like it was just him and I in that room,” Bush said.

Her boyfriend of nearly three years and now fiancé, Brandon Heiser, said it was a moment he will never forget.

“Her reaction was what I will remember most,” Heiser said. “I didn’t even notice the crowd.”

Heiser knew he needed to go big with the proposal and enlisted the team’s director, Ashley Kelson, to help out. 

“He reached out about a month ago,” Kelson said. “I am so proud of the team. They kept it a secret for so long!”

Kelson said she had to send Bush to a community event during the one practice where team members put together the choreography for the surprise proposal.

The couple said the special moment is one they will cherish for the rest of their lives.

“We are just super grateful and just really are taking in this moment that we had together,” Bush said.

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Utah Jazz dancer thought she was ‘going to get fired’ during surprise proposal