Deirdre Towers

Deirdre T.

New York, NY

About Deirdre T.

Deirdre teaches: Females 3 to 80
Males 7 to 80
Teaching since: September 1974
Last sign in: Today

Overview

I have been playing the piano since I was young. I have a special love of Spanish music, both classical and Flamenco, but I also play Bach every day. I began to perform Flamenco as a dancer and percussionist about 25 years ago. For 18 years, I produced the internationally touring Dance on Camera Festival, the pre-eminent dance film festival produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. As a writer, I have been published in over 15 publications. Currently, I write for The Dance Enthusiast, an on-line web magazine, and Eye on the Arts.

Photos and Videos

Deirdre teaching Paul, a student courtesy of TakeLessons.com

Experience

Writer
May 2015 - Present
Eye on Dance

Celia Ipiotis & Jeff Bush's cable show Eye on Dance continues its presence on-line through music/theatre/dance reviews on its website.

Writer
Nov 2014 - Present
The Dance Enthusiast

Writer for this exciting web magazine!

Producer
Apr 2012 - Present
Noon Films

Producer of feature-length documentary film LA CHANA which won the Audience Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam November, 2016.

Dancer
Nov 2014 - May 2016
Healing Arts Initiative

I performed a Spanish Dance/Flamenco program with my guitarist Paul Jared Newman, until HAI closed its doors this May.

Teaching Artist
Dec 2004 - Mar 2016
City Center

Teaching artist in NYC Public Schools during the annual Flamenco Festival at City Center, as well as residencies during the year.

Executive/Artistic Director
Jan 1994 - Feb 2012
Dance Films Association

I produced the internationally touring Dance on Camera Festival, co-produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, edited the bimonthly journal, and managed DFA's many programs.

Education

MA
Sep 1979 - May 1981
New York University
BA
Sep 1969 - May 1973
Hamilton College
Music & Dance
Jan 1972 - Jun 1972
World Learning

Languages Spoken

French & Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Audience Award
Nov 2016
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

Affiliations

Chamber Music Network, The
Mar 2010

ACMP — The Chamber Music Network is a non-profit organization that facilitates informal music-making by people of all ages and nationalities, from beginners to professionals. Founded as a non-profit organization in 1947, ACMP, originally the Amateur Chamber Music Players, was the idea of Leonard Strauss, an American businessman whose work frequently included travel. Tired of practicing alone in hotel rooms, he dreamed of a network of musicians who could contact each other for chamber music sessions while at home or “on the road.”

3 Reviews on Deirdre T.

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danila L. Sep 30, 2016
Verified Student · Dance · In home
Excellent person and good teacher
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Peter B. Aug 4, 2016
Verified Student · English · In studio
Fantastic!
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Vanessa H. Feb 28, 2016
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Very sweet and patient with kids
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