Student and Alumni Spotlights for the Dance Program

Victoria Tomes, Dance Major

Name: Victoria Tomes
Major: Dance
Hometown: Seven Valleys, Pa.
Fact: I enjoy thunderstorms.

I chose to come to Belhaven because... The dance program encourages versatility within the field of dance in order to equip us to produce excellent work. This decision allowed me to study the body (in the Sports Medicine and Exercise Science Dept.) and the mind (in the Psychology Dept.) at a high caliber while being able to hone my skills as an artist unto the Lord.

One relationship that has meant a lot to me while attending Belhaven... The Lord has used many individuals here to speak into my life. However, one whom I learned a great deal from is Lisa Renee-Wissing, an MFA student who graduated from the department. Both in and out of the studio, she is consistent and intentional to impact people with the gospel. Her desire to share the love of Christ can be clearly seen in her words and actions toward others.

Because of my degree from Belhaven University... I have made many connections both personally and professionally in the dance field which will direct next steps and allow for collaboration in the future. It has been an honor to work closely with so many professional artists and gain wisdom from those who have gone before me.

One word to describe my experience at Belhaven: Discernment