Director, Homewood Arts Programs
Oversees Hopkins Symphony Orchestra and Center for Visual Arts; staff liaison for all co-curricular student arts groups
Eric Beatty is the first Director of Homewood Arts Programs and has been at JHU since the summer of 2000.
Eric received his MFA in Theatre Arts from Towson University where he was an adjunct professor in the Theatre Department for 4 years, teaching acting, mime and ensemble theatre. He has also taught classes and directed at Lehigh University and led workshops at numerous colleges and theatres on the East Coast.
He was a member of Touchstone Theatre, in Bethlehem, PA for six years, where he was an actor, writer, director and administrator. For three years he performed with Mummenschanz, the Swiss Mime-Mask Theatre Company, both on Broadway and on US and International tours. He has worked in theatres and film and on television in Boston, NYC and Baltimore.
His undergraduate degree is in Comparative Literature, from Dartmouth College and he completed the two year program in mime, movement & theatre at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris.
He has written three solo shows for children and family audiences and performed them for fifteen years at elementary schools, festivals and libraries throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.