Kirt Hathaway

Director, Collin County Ballet Theatre

Born in Dallas, Texas, Mr. Hathaway began his formal ballet training in 1973 in Houston, Texas in the Margo Marshall School of Ballet. He is best known in the Dallas area as one of the charter members of Dallas Ballet where he was one of the primary figures in the company. During his time in Dallas Ballet he developed a reputation as an exciting and dynamic performer. As a student and dancer he has studied under the guidance of great figures of the dance world such as George Skibine, Marjorie and Maria Tallchief, Ben Stevenson, Ivan Nagy, Fleming Flindt and Natasha Krassovska. For three decades he has been a nationally and internationally recognized professional dancer, director, teacher and choreographer. He is co-artistic director of Collin County Ballet Theatre, a non-profit organization founded in 2001, with a mission of bringing quality professional performances to the Collin County and the North Texas area. He has choreographed and produced many ballets form his classical and original choreographic repertoire for the

During his performing career he was a soloist with Cincinnati Ballet and Houston Ballet and a principal dancer with Ballet de Santiago and an extensive tenure as a principal with Dallas Ballet. He has had the privilege of dancing in ballets of some of the finest choreographers the likes of Alun Jones, Gustavo Mollajoli, Ruth Page, John Cranko and George Balanchine, Cho San Gogh, Ronald Hynd, Ben Stevenson and Alvin Ailey. His travels as a guest artist have taken him throughout the United States, Canada, Central America, South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

He has served as associate artistic director of Lexington Ballet and artistic director of Little Rock based, Ballet Arkansas, a regional professional ballet company. As a choreographer he has staged many ballets from the classical repertoire and created over twenty new works for companies that were under his direction and as an invited guest artist. Known as an educator of dance he has taught for many regional and professional ballet companies a few including the Regional Dance America, Southwest, American College Dance Festival, Tulsa Ballet, Greenville Ballet, Ballet de Santiago, City Ballet of Houston, Kentucky Governors School for the Arts, and Ballet Mississippi. During the academic school year 2000 and 2001, Mr. Hathaway was on faculty at Stephens College, in Columbia, Missouri and director of the college Summer Dance Program. During 2005 2007 he was adjunct faculty with Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts Division of Dance. Currently he is adjunct faculty teaching ballet at the Brookhaven College School of the Arts and was artists in residence in the 2003-04 academic