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Sallie Byrd

Dance Instructor

Cumberland Academy High School

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education from the University of Texas at Tyler. I began dancing at the age of three and continued dancing through high school into my early college years. I spent many of the later years training and traveling to places such as New York to expand my knowledge and skill by observing and learning from other dance artists. I am thrilled that my eleventh year teaching dance will be here at Cumberland Academy High School.

Dance is amazing in the fact that it opens our minds to a whole new way of learning and creating that not only shows in the dance room but also crosses over into our core classrooms and into our daily lives. This is going to be an exciting and amazing year and I look forward to the growth and memories we will create together.

Learning to walk sets you free. Learning to dance gives you the greatest freedom of all: to express with your whole self the person you are.
-Melissa Hayden-