Dear Lovers of Dance

The Hathaway Academy of Ballet was established in June 2001 by directors Kirt and Linda Hathaway and is located in the heart of Collin County, Texas. The academy is the official school of Collin County Ballet Theatre.

Both Kirt & Linda are former members of the original Dallas Ballet. Their extensive professional dancing and teaching careers spans collectively for over thirty years and has lead them throughout the United States and abroad. Since the opening the academy doors in 2001 the academy has grown to a student body of over 300 students and serving the Collin County communities and the North Dallas area and has become one of the premier ballet academies in the North Texas region.

“As Directors we feel it is important to approach the training of the students in a methodical and kinesthetic manner with a strong emphasis on the proper fundamentals and principles of the ballet technique. The students will always be given the appropriate tools for them to enjoy their dance while at the same time properly developing a high level of technical proficiency.  It is proven that children actively involved in dance arts education develop a great understanding of self expression, better respect for discipline and a positive feeling of self-worth..

We at the Hathaway Academy of Ballet have a passionate commitment to quality in the art of dance and set high standards on the program.

Our excellent staff is pleased to be a part of young children’s dance education. We hope that our experience and knowledge will inspire the joy of dance for all the students in the academy. The wonderful adventure in dance will be so rewarding and meaningful for a lifetime.

Sincerely,

Kirt and Linda Hathaway, Directors

The Hathaway Academy of Ballet