Shana Jimenez

Shana Jimenez is a passionate dancer and children’s dance teacher who has Downs Syndrome. 

Nominator: “Shana has a big heart for serving her peers and others in the community. She is active in her church by handing out bulletins and greeting everyone who comes through the door. She is also a host to a small group that meets at her house weekly. She is most at home on the dance floor and has been developing her skills for more than 15 years! She loves to instruct children’s dance classes when she’s not taking classes herself at City College. Shana loves to encourage people through dance.”

A black ink and grey wash drawing of a young woman wearing a fashionable jacket, and decorated top has her right hand confidently raised straight up.
Shana Jimenez by Donald Gruneisen, pen and ink wash 16 x 20 inches, 2019

IMAGE: A black ink and grey wash drawing of a young woman wearing a fashionable jacket, and decorated top has her right hand confidently raised straight up.

Donald Gruneisen from Creativity Explored was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He is an artist inspired by horror movies like Halloween, old school Universal Studios monster movies like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man et al, and classic TV shows like The Munsters.