*Belhaven University

Belhaven University Dance Department
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LOCATION: Jackson, MS
YEAR EST.: 1998
DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP: Krista Bower
DTCB COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES: Krista Bower, Laura Morton
DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED: MFA, BFA, BA, and Dance Minor
PROGRAM EMPHASIS: Ballet and Modern Dance
CONTACT: Websitedance@belhaven.edu
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Instagram

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
The Belhaven University Dance Department provides rigorous technical training, numerous performance opportunities, individualized instruction, and focused career preparation in a Christ-centered environment. Our world-class faculty and state-of-the-art facilities create one of the best learning environments for dance and performance. Internationally recognized guest choreographers and master teachers visit the Belhaven Dance Department each semester, eager to share their experience with students. Degrees offered include a Master of Fine Arts in Dance, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, and a Dance Minor. These programs enable students to gain in-depth knowledge and practice in the field of dance with particular attention to the integration of faith and learning. Curricular offerings in ballet, modern, pointe, jazz, tap, men’s technique, pas de deux, performance, improvisation, choreography, partnering techniques, teaching methods, kinesiology, production, dance technology and more.

NOTABLE ALUMNI:
Whitney Dufrene (Doug Varone and Dancers); Jamie Thompson (The Lion King on Broadway; Dallas Black Dance Theatre); DeMarcus Suggs (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company); Lauren Ashlee Small (Marigny Opera Ballet); Gabriel Speiller (Paul Taylor II; Bruce Wood Dance); Dara (Oda) Speiller (Texas Ballet Theater). More alumni here.