Betsey Flood

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Betsey Flood - Helwa

Author, Editor, Dancer

Betsey Flood has authored numerous articles on bellydance, mostly published in Habibi Magazine, including interviews with and profiles of dance celebrities and play and workshop reviews. The former editor of beAgilent Magazine, a quarterly distributed worldwide to 85,000 employees of Agilent Technologies, Betsey edited a number of sections of Habibi Magazine between 2002 and 2005. She has served as a judge for the Dalton Pen Awards in 2001 and in 2003 through 2005.

Betsey was one of six Bay Area dancers selected to perform with the legendary Egyptian star Nagwa Fouad on stage at the Second Academic Symposium on Middle Eastern Dance in Orange County California in May 2001. She currently teaches danse orientale classes through San Mateo Park and Recreation and receives consistently high evaluations from her students. She constantly seeks out new opportunities to learn more about the dance.

betsey in costume With a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Betsey was one of three undergraduates invited to join Bryn Mawr Excavations in Tuscany for a summer. After she received an M.A. in Classical Archaeology from UNC-Chapel Hill, she became a member for one summer of the Athenian Agora excavation sponsored by the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. In between her degrees, she studied in Rome for a summer. Betsey also has an MBA from Wake Forest University with a concentration in marketing. A resident of Half Moon Bay, California, she makes her living as a communications consultant for Silicon Valley companies.

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