Student and Alumni Spotlights for the Theatre Program

Miranda Taylor

Name: Miranda Taylor
Hometown: Long Island, N.Y. 
Fact: I am part robot (also known as Type One Diabetic).  

I chose to come to Belhaven because... I wanted a place that not only focused on musical theatre, but also gave me the opportunity to explore other aspects of theatre that I love, like carpentry, dramaturgy, and marketing (but mostly carpentry). 

One relationship that has meant a lot to me while attending Belhaven... I visited Belhaven as a possible, last minute, transfer student. At the time of my visit I only met one professor, Dr. Sartwell. She welcomed me into the environment and encouraged me in the things I hoped to accomplish. After arriving I had to opportunity to work with some awesome directors who demonstrated positive, experimental, professional, and creative rehearsal environments. And of course my peers and I established a community that I can lean on for support, but that also enhance my experience at Belhaven. 

Because of my degree from Belhaven University... I am able to bring empathy and open mindedness, and as a result community, to a growing apathetic and dividing society, through the story of God’s redemption. 

One word to describe my experience at Belhaven: Exploratory