Director Bio

  •   Melinda Sweet spent four years dancing in the James Madison High School Dance Program in San Antonio.  She was a member of the First Ladies Pep Squad, Fillies Drill Team, where she served as Sophomore Sergeant, and spent two years as a Madison Dollie, serving as Lieutenant Colonel during her senior year.  She graduated from Madison Cum Laude, with honors, in 1996.  

    Mrs. Sweet graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelors Degree in Dance in 2001.  During her time at SWT, she was an active member of Orchesis Dance Troupe during her senior year, and was invited to perform in several student- and professor-choreographed performances, including Dancers in Flight, Opening Door, and Choreographer's Showcase.

    After graduating from SWT, Mrs. Sweet spent a spring semester coaching the MacArthur High School Cheerleaders, and the following year teaching dance at Medina Valley High School.  She was then hired at Samuel Clemens High School, where she spent two years directing the dance program.  She has been working at Byron Steele since it's opening in 2005.  She is proud to have helped build the Steele dance program from the ground up.

    Mrs. Sweet is married to her husband Jeff, who is a teacher and Head Golf Coach at Churchill High School.  Together they have two children, Caroline and Colin.