Talent of the Month: Meagan Flinders

Flinders played Miss Dorothy Brown in the Heritage musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie." So far, it has been her favorite acting role.

Flinders played Miss Dorothy Brown in the Heritage musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” So far, it has been her favorite acting role.

“I plan to go to college to study Musical Theater. It is my true passion, and I don’t think I could ever give it up,” says Meagan Flinders ’14 about her love for the performing arts.

Flinders has been acting for four years, singing for ten and dancing for fourteen. She loves all of these but says that her favorite is acting even though she has been dancing and singing for longer.

“I never get sick of it, and there are so many ways to discover, develop and portray characters. Plus, I can incorporate acting into singing and dancing, which is an added bonus,” she said.

Along with these three talents, Flinders has one more to add to the mix: choreography. She helped to choreograph some of the numbers for Heritage musicals “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “Once Upon a Mattress.” She also does her own, personal choreography.

“Whenever I perform, I choreograph my own dances because I know what I like and how I want to move and how I feel the music, and I love it!” said Flinders.

Flinders’ favorite memory from singing was her roll this year in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” as Miss Dorothy Brown.

“The fact that it was my last show at Heritage and that I was performing with such wonderful, amazing, and talented people really made the experience—and now the memory—great,” she said.

Besides being a part of the theater program, Flinders has performed in filler acts for choir concerts and has done her own dancing in Hullabaloo three different times.

As this quadric-talented senior leaves Heritage, she looks to college to continue her love for the performing arts.

“I haven’t officially decided on a college yet, but I am definitely leaning the most towards Brigham Young University Provo,” said Flinders.

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