Alison Beatty is a proud alumna of the Atlantic Acting School and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Drama department, Alison Beatty has been the School Artistic Director for the past 6 years, where she is responsible for programming, producing, and overseeing a robust season of student shows performed by students from both the NYU and Conservatory programs, as well as 2 Atlantic for Kids productions. She has had the pleasure of directing and/ or choreographing several ATC for Kids shows, including: The Velveteen Rabbit, Camp Kappawanna, Ivy and Bean the Musical, Tilly the Trickster, The Hundred Dresses, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, Miss Nelson is Missing, No Dogs Allowed, Really Rosie, Strega Nona, The Big Stew, and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown in addition to collaborating on many projects including plays by Shakespeare, Chekhov, and Brecht in theaters throughout NYC. As a faculty member of the Atlantic, Alison teaches Company Class, in which she mentors the advanced level students through forming their own theater company and producing an inaugural production as an ensemble, and Moment Lab. She is currently pursuing an M.Ed. and M.A. in Psychological Counseling at Columbia University.