Named as Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the French government in 2005 for services to dance, Betsy has worked in the sector for over 40 years. Her career ranges from performer, teacher and rehearsal director to programmer, producer, mentor and artistic director.

Retiring from dancing in 1989 Betsy worked at The Place Theatre until 1997 as Programme Manager and, later, as Associate Director. She joined London’s Dance Umbrella in 1997 and succeeded Val Bourne as Artistic Director, from 2007-13.

Betsy joined Dance4 as Chair of the Board of Trustees in March 2014.