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Deirdre T.
New York, New York
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Learn the art of the English language (and dazzle people with your writing!)
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I love words, the concepts behind grammar, the art of communication. As a journalist, I have enjoyed writing about dance and film, as well as writing proposals, and film festival programs, radio scripts, magazine articles, and interviews.
About Deirdre T.

Languages have always fascinated me. Music is a language, a universal one. Traveling a lot as a child, I studied French, German, and Twi when I had a semester studying dance & drumming in Ghana. 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. My experience teaching has been very rewarding as I always discover new worlds through my students.

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Deirdre T.
New York, New York
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Learn the art of the English language (and dazzle people with your writing!)
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Background Check
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I love words, the concepts behind grammar, the art of communication. As a journalist, I have enjoyed writing about dance and film, as well as writing proposals, and film festival programs, radio scripts, magazine articles, and interviews.
About Deirdre T.

Languages have always fascinated me. Music is a language, a universal one. Traveling a lot as a child, I studied French, German, and Twi when I had a semester studying dance & drumming in Ghana. 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. My experience teaching has been very rewarding as I always discover new worlds through my students.

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Very kind and understanding, great with kids.

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Deirdre is perfect for us. She is timely, patient, thorough and very knowledgeable. Working with her has been a delight thus far.

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Fantastic!

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Producer/Editor
Sep 2015 - Present
Bell 8 Productions
Currently choreographing a solo for a film in December.
Writer
Nov 2014 - Present
The Dance Enthusiast
Writer for this web magazine covering dance in NYC.
Producer/Outreach Director
Apr 2012 - Aug 2018
Noon Films
Our documentary LA CHANA about a flamenco prodigy with an uncanny gift for rhythm 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.
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
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.
Piano
Nov 2020
Private
MA
Sep 1979 - May 1981
New York University
Music & Dance
Jan 1972 - Jun 1972
World Learning
BA
Sep 1969 - May 1973
Hamilton College
French
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Grand Prix for the documentary LA CHANA
Mar 2019
Art FIFA - Festival Int'l des films sur l'Art
Audience Award for LA CHANA
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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