February 25, 2013 (Jackson) - After four years of study, students in the Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance program will present their final projects at the Senior Dance Concert on February 27-28 and March 1-2. Over the course of four nights these dance students will display original senior projects exhibiting the culmination of their dance studies at the Belhaven’s Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio.

Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 p.m. - Concert A
Thursday, February 28, 7:30 p.m. - Concert B
Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. - Concert A
Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m. - Concert B

Each senior has a theme for their project that is creatively unique to the individual dancer, and will consist of classical ballet, modern and contemporary dance styles. Cynthia Newland who is Chair of the Dance Department said, “We hope you will come experience the passion and maturity that is evident in these inspiring young performers and choreographers. Projects specifically relate to each student unique curricular focus, highlighting particular aspects of artistic developments and accomplishments.”

The following seniors will be presenting and performing:
Katherine Joy Acker
Hope Victoria Joy Berghuis
Mary Lillian Brace
Sarah Elizabeth Osterhus
Virginia Marie Roberts
Donald Joseph Sayre
Stefanie Ann Wright
Evelyn Mae Bennett
Rhiannon Elizabeth Crosier
Anna Gayle Gilbert
David Ryan Jacobs
Elisabeth Joy Keiko Kurashige
Miranda Maegan Pinones
Emily Grace Roy
Leslie Joy Van Winkle

General Admission is $10 and $5 for seniors and students. For tickets, email dancetickets@belhaven.edu or call 601-965-1400. There is complimentary admission for Belhaven faculty, staff, students and Children (12 and under). Doors open 30 minutes prior to concert.


Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities and has been repeatedly named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys." The University offers 30 academic majors across a full spectrum of disciplines as well as a variety of graduate programs. In addition, Belhaven has achieved the distinction of being among only 30 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts – music, theatre, visual art and dance. All programs are taught from a Christian worldview perspective and are guided by the mission to prepare students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Belhaven University serves over 3,700 students offering undergraduate and graduate degrees on its residential campus, an online degree program, and graduate and adult degree programs in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.