‘She came alive when she danced’: Grieving family gives opportunity to Calgary dancers

WATCH ABOVE: More than a year since her life ended in tragedy, a Calgary family is offering the gift of dance to others in memory of their daughter, Kaiti Perras. Jill Croteau reports.

CALGARY – She was an aspiring dancer who adored teaching a new generation.

It was what Kaiti Perras had always dreamed about, but her life ended in tragedy in Brentwood over a year and a half ago. Perras was killed at a house party celebrating the end of university classes in Calgary’s northwest on April 15, 2014. Lawrence Hong, 27, Joshua Hunter, 23, Zackariah Rathwell, 21, and Jordan Segura, 22, were also stabbed to death.

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Perras’ family is sharing their daughter’s legacy for the first time — honouring her memory by giving the gift of dance to others.

For more information on the Perras family’s fundraising efforts that aim to introduce school-aged children to dance in Calgary schools, click here.

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The family of Kaiti Perras, who was killed over a year and a half ago, is raising money to keep her dreams of teaching dance alive. Jill Croteau / Global News