Student and Alumni Spotlights for the Theatre Program

Ethan Polson, Theatre Major

Name: Michaela Bowen
Major: Musical Theatre
Hometown: Cynthiana, KY
Fact: My father is a pastor which has shaped my life and passion for people, the church, and the arts. 

I chose to come to Belhaven because... I looked at Christian schools which had great music, theatre and dance programs. Belhaven was the top of that list. From a young age I always told everyone that I would end up going to Belhaven. That became a reality. 

One relationship that has meant a lot to me while attending Belhaven...My friendship with another theatre major, Leci Gray. She has been a great example of the verse "rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep." She has celebrated with me and helped me get through some hard times. She has basically become like a sister to me. Our friendship is what I feel like sets our school and specifically our department apart. We are a family that prays for each other and cares for each other and just does life together. 

Because of my degree from Belhaven University...I want to make an impact in other artists' lives and learn theatre from a Christian perspective. They teach excellence and help me grow as an artist and a Christian. Through connections, auditions, and training I want to grow and get involved in the theatre world wherever the Lord takes me.

One word to describe my experience at Belhaven: Inspirational