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: 2 days ago


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. Since 2004, I have taught dance in the 5 boroughs through City Center in the public school system so I am happy to teach children and adults of all ages.

Photos and Videos

Deirdre teaching Paul, a student courtesy of



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.


Nov 2014 - Present
The Dance Enthusiast

Writer for this exciting web magazine!


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.


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.



Sep 1979 - May 1981
New York University


Sep 1969 - May 1973
Hamilton College

Music & Dance

Jan 1972 - Jun 1972
World Learning

Languages Spoken

French & Spanish

Limited Proficiency


Audience Award

Nov 2016
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam


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.”

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3 Reviews on Deirdre T.

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