Producer/creator Deirdre Towers
studied drumming and dance in Ghana and ballet, modern, and flamenco in NYC, Madrid, and Sevilla. Maria Benitez hired her to teach flamenco history for six summers at her Institute for Spanish Arts in Santa Fe, NM. The producer of LA CHANA, an award-winning documentary directed/produced by Lucija Stojevic, she writes for The Dance Enthusiast and Eye on Dance & the Arts. She produced the Dance on Camera Festival (1994-2012) co-sponsored by Film at Lincoln Center, and developed 110 touring partners for Dance Films Association, as well an educational film program for American Ballet Theatre’s summer intensive and their Make-A-Ballet program, an installation on Prospect Park Lake “Portals, A Floating Cinema.”

Film credits:
LA CHANA
 
LUNAS DE NUEVA YORK, documentary with fictional scenes (dancer)
BANISHED w/Caroline Copeland, principal with New York Baroque Dance Theatre – producer/director/editor
LOCO MOTION w/ Joey Arato & Spyder, director/editor in collaboration with Gabrielle Lamb
(BLACK) LIGHT  w/Katherine Crockett, director/editor, cinematographer Dikayl Rimmasch
THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES  –  feature starring Barbra Streisand, dancer
BAREFOOT WALKING music video featuring Lydia Beasley, choreographer
Peter Rosen’s documentaries:
THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE PIANO, IF I WERE A RICH MAN,
A MUSICAL OFFERING FROM THE VATICAN, Production assistant

Choreography/producing
Dancing With Bulls, NYC and in Santa Fe, co-produced with Institute of Spanish Arts
Levi Strauss;  Philippine/USA Beauty Pageant, Red Parrot Fashion Show,  Asian International Fashion Show
Following, a ballet duet commissioned by Syracuse Ballet Theatre
Portraits in Concert, produced by Ars Pro Femina, NYC
A Musical Jubilee, Broadway musical produced by Theatre Guild (production assistant)
La Ronde (actress/dancer), Syracuse Stage
Happening produced by Syracuse Symphony, composed by Donald Erb

Teaching/lecturing
City Center (flamenco in NYC public schools) during Flamenco Festivals, 2003-16
Performance 21, Chatham, NY – “100 Years of Dance on Camera”
RE:PLAY (film) workshops in Manipur, India for sports and dance film festival
New York University (dance on camera lectures) 2008, 2012
Casita Maria, NY (video for Artworks/Dancing in the Streets) July, 2010- 11
American Ballet Theatre (dance on camera) Summer Intensives, July 2000-03