- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 77
- Teaching since:
- September 1974
Languages have always fascinated me. Traveling a lot as a child, I studied French, German, and then Twi when I had a semester studying dance & music in Ghana. The other two constants have been piano and dance. Classical Spanish music is what originally hooked me on the piano and later the world of flamenco ensnared me. For 18 years, I produced the internationally touring Dance on Camera Festival, co-produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. I have been published in over 15 publications and also enjoy editing. As a dancer/choreographer, I perform with my partner, flamenco & classical guitarist Paul Jared Newman.
Writer for this exciting web magazine covering impressions, reviews, interviews of dance in NYC.
Our documentary LA CHANA has won 4 Festival Audience Awards in Hungary, Netherlands, Italy, and Spain, as well as Premio Feroz (Spanish Golden Globes) and Gaudi Awards. It was nominated for the 2017 European Film Awards. It also won Chopin's Nose Award at Poland's Docs Against Gravity Film Festival.+ Read More
Currently performing with Ensemble Suite Iberia with Paul Jared Newman (guitarist), Nelson Ojeda (pianist), and Brian Ford (violinist) in a program of Spanish music and dance.
Spanish Dance/Flamenco duet program performed with composer/guitarist Paul Jared Newman in 5 boroughs of NYC.
Teaching artist in NYC Public Schools during the annual Flamenco Festival at City Center, as well as residencies during the year.
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.
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.”+ Read More
I am a beginner, so I was skeptical at first. She seems to be patient and kind and I have just started with her, so I will be able to give a better assessment after my 5 lessons.
Deirdre has this rare ability to be a very kind and gentle teacher who at the same time shows you clearly and thoroughly what you need in order to develop and improve your skills. It also helps to be learning in a beautiful bright space to which you look forward to coming back to. I was truly inspired after my lesson and couldn't wait to get home to try all the things she showed me - wonderful experience!!+ Read More
Excellent person and good teacher
Very sweet and patient with kids