Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
About Deirdre T.
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 Film at Lincoln Center. I have been published in over 15 publications and also enjoy editing.Show More
Speaks French & Spanish
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 1974
Instruction is tailored to students level of proficiency and is developmentally appropriate. Deirdre is a treasure!
She is a great professional. I would recommend her to anyone interested in improving pronunciation and English fluency.
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!!Show More
Excellent person and good teacher
Very sweet and patient with kids
The Dance Enthusiast
Writer for this web magazine covering dance in NYC.
Our documentary LA CHANA about a flamenco prodigy has won 15 awards, including The Grand Prix from the International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal, 5 Festival Audience Awards in Hungary, Netherlands, Italy, Croatia, and Spain, the Premio Feroz and Gaudi Awards. It was nominated for the 2017 European Film Awards, the Oscars of Europe.
Flamenco y Mas
Choreographing a contemporary meets traditional guajiras for Paloma de Vega Centenera to be performed in NYC winter, 2020, as part of the Yes / No series
Teaching artist in NYC Public Schools during the annual Flamenco Festival at City Center, as well as residencies during the year.
Dance Films Association
DFA created the longest running dance film festival in 1971, the Dance on Camera Festival, which I co-produced with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and developed its internationally touring program,, edited the bimonthly journal, and managed its fiscal sponsorship and educational initiatives.
New York University
Art FIFA - Festival Int'l des films sur l'Art
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam