A 2009 “Dine with Shamu” with Dawn and Tilikum.
“She has a very strong, powerful relationship with Tilikum and all the whales here at Shamu Stadium. Absolutely phenomenal to watch Dawn interact with these whales, and watching the whales interact with Dawn”
Notice that she works really close to Tilikum and he showed to be with her during the whole DWS. Actually, in this video you see more close interaction than the video of the February 2010. You can clearly see that she was comfortable around Tilikum, fearless and that she was used to this close contact.