Jim Beatty, MA, Director,
has been teaching creative movement, dance, drama, circus arts, yoga and
circle time activities to children & adults for over 25 years.
He teaches at "Ha Ha This A-Way’s" Eighth Street Studio
in Berkeley, at S.P.A.C.E. (Near and Arnold's School of Performing Arts and Cultural Education)
in Ukiah, CA, and as a creative movement enrichment specialist at numerous East Bay Preschools and
Kindergartens. In 1991 he founded "Ha Ha This A-Way" Creative Movement/Theatre Arts, initially,
an after-school program and summer day camp for children. A performing artist as well as a teacher,
Jim has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Child, Adolescent and Family
Counseling. In addition to teaching, Jim works privately as a Child/Life & Family Coach, working
with children, parents and families and leading Expressive Arts/Social Skills Friendship Groups for
Children with peer relationship difficulties.