2865 McDermott Rd. #140 Plano, TX 75025 - Contact: 972-747-0600
The mission of the academy is to offer professional classical ballet and dance training with the emphasis of the academy is proper fundamentals and principles of dance techniques and enrich the lives of their students with the purpose to provide “Lessons of a Lifetime”
The Hathaway Academy of Ballet, the official academy of Collin County Ballet Theatre was established as a general Partnership in June 2001 by directors Kirt and Linda Hathaway, and is located in the heart of Collin County, Texas. Both Kirt & Linda have an extensive professional dancing and teaching careers spans collectively over thirty-five years and have lead them throughout the United States and abroad.
Since opening the doors in 2001 the academy has grown to a student body of over 350 students. It has served Collin County communities and the North Dallas area, and has become one of the premier ballet academies in the North Texas region.
Every year the academy presents an annual academy spring recital performance. The emphasis for the recital is to display what the students have been learning in the class levels during the year and choreographically displaying in a performance setting.
In 2006 Hathaway Academy of Ballet merged with CPAC to from Hathaway Academy of Ballet & Performing Arts Conservatory, LLC. The business merge was for a one year trial period to evaluate the success of the venture. With merge the academy relocated to the Shops at Legacy in west Plano to the CPAC facilities. After the end of the school year 2007 it was determined that Hathaway Academy of Ballet would return to operate in its original business plan and dissolved the merge and began looking for a new home.
During the summer months of 2007 the academy provided classes in various studios to maintain a class schedule for the students while the new facility was under construction. October 2017 the academy opened the doors at the current studio location in North Plano where Plano, Allen, Frisco & McKinney city lines met.
In 2015 the academy implemented a performance ensemble to provide performance opportunities for the young students in the academy and began developing a stronger performance art emphasis in the academy curriculum