Student and Alumni Spotlights for the Dance Program

Alisa Nipp

Name: Alisa Nipp
Major: Dance
Hometown: Laguna Hills, Calif.
Fact: I played basketball for 6 years.

I chose to come to Belhaven because...I wanted to pursue dance at a Christian university with an excellent ballet program, and Belhaven University was the top school in that category.

One relationship that has meant a lot to me while attending Belhaven...One relationship that has meant the world to me during my time at Belhaven is my friendship with Erin Campagna. She has been my roommate since freshman year and became my first friend at Belhaven. Living together and pursuing the same major helped us to form a tight relationship and allowed us to share our hearts with each other. Her prayers and encouragement definitely contributed to growing my confidence in my identity in Christ. Needless to say, my experience at Belhaven would have been extremely different if she was not my roommate.

Because of my degree from Belhaven University...Going to Belhaven showed me that there was so much I needed to discover about myself as a dancer, a person, and a child of God. Within the first week of my freshman year, I realized Belhaven was where I needed to be to mature in my faith, to become confident in who I am, and to be challenged as a dancer. My classes have encouraged me to delve deeper into the philosophical side of dance and have equipped me with tools to develop my art. Surrounded by other inspiring and talented dancers, I have cultivated an even deeper passion for this art form and its influence on life. One of my favorite things from my college experience is that each year provides unique opportunities that I would not have imagined.

One word to describe my experience at Belhaven: Growth

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