Mrs. Hathaway grew up in Denver and received her training under Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker at Colorado Ballet, and Larry Boyette (Ballet Theatre danseur) at Ballet Arts. Mrs. Hathaway attended summers at Ballet West Aspen where she trained under Bruce Marks and Toni Lander. At the age of 17 she moved with her family to Dallas and attended Book T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts and studied under Dr. Rosanne Cox. Mrs. Hathaway also studied with the Dallas Ballet Academy directed by Vivi Flindt. Upon graduating she was the honorary recipient of the George Skibine Award. She attended Southern Methodist University under Betty Ferguson.
Mrs. Hathaway’s professional credits include performing with the Dallas Ballet under the direction of Flemming Flindt, Pennsylvania/Milwaukee Ballet under the direction of Ricky Weiss, Lexington Ballet under the direction of Karl Kaughman, and Ballet Arkansas under the direction of Kirt Hathaway. During her career she has been fortunate to also work with Ferdinant Nault, Alun Jones, Ricky Weiss, Marjorie Talkchief, Susan Marshal, Helen Starr, and Robert Goldstein.
Her Repetoire includes Nutcracker, Swan Lake, La Sylphide, Giselle, Torcodore, The Three Musketeers, Serenade, Symphony and C, Symphony in Three Movements, Four Temperaments, Prina Igor, Refrain, La Sylphide, and Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Along with her husband, Kirt Hathaway, she has been the director of Hathaway Academy of Ballet Collin County Ballet Theatre since 2001.Together they have two sons, David and William. 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.