Linda Hathaway

Director, Collin County Ballet Theatre

Ms. Hathaway began her formal ballet training under Larry Boyette in Denver where she performed as a student with the Colorado Ballet. She later joined the Dallas Ballet Academy, under the direction of Vivi Flint where she graduated as the honorary recipient of the George Skibine Award. She was the only student of her class that was given a position in the Dallas Ballet, under the direction of Fleming Flindt. Ms. Hathaway has performed with the Pennsylvania Ballet, where she performed the ballets of the late George Balanchine and performed at the Kennedy Center for the performing Arts, Lexington Ballet and as a principal dancer with Ballet Arkansas. Ms. Hathaway attended Southern Methodist University as a dance major and is a graduate of the Booker T. Washington High School of Performing and Visual Arts. From 1992 until 2001 she served as Academy Director of the Academy of Ballet Arkansas and from 2001 to 2006 she was owner and director of the Hathaway Academy of Ballet with her husband Kirt Hathaway and Artistic Director of Collin County Ballet Theatre. Linda has the wonderful ability to bring the joy ballet to the students and is noted as one of the finest teachers of children and dancers of all ages in the Texas area.