Photo by Nan Melville

Deirdre grew up in the woods of Connecticut and sailing on Long Island Sound and Maine. The producer of LA CHANA, an award-winning documentary directed/produced by Lucija Stojevic, 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. She taught a required film class for American Ballet Theatre summer intensives for four years. She choreographed an event on Prospect Park Lake, Portals, A Floating Cinema, and an interactive production of Ferdinand – Dancing with Bulls performed in NYC and Santa Fe.

She worked on Broadway with The Theatre Guild, and off-off Broadway as a choreographer, performed in multiple venues with her partner, composer/guitarist Paul Jared Newman. She worked with Maria Benitez Institute of Spanish Arts, teaching flamenco in the summer intensives 1992-1998. She currently writes for The Dance Enthusiast and teaches piano through TakeLessons. One of the pivotal moments in her life was studying dance and drumming in Ghana, through World Learning’s semester program. The ripple of joy and connection dancing among the Ghanaians sustains her.

Painting by Deirdre Towers, 2023

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