Deirdre Lewis earned her BA in Theatre and Dance from Keene State College. While at Keene State she performed extensively in the Dance Department's productions, and as a member of the Keene State College Dance Team. During her time at KSC, Deirdre was selected as a choreographer and performer to represent the school at the American College Dance Festival, as well as at the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges Conference. She had the opportunity to study under artists such as Monica Bill Barnes, Frances Nii. Yarti, Candice Salyers, Cathy Nicoli, Jodi Leigh Allen, William Seigh, and Marcia Murdock, while at Keene State. In 2012, she was presented with the Alta Lu Townes Memorial Dance Award for her excellence in dance. Deirdre began her training under the direction of Marylou Cunningham as a student at Dance Workshop of Hanover. There, she performed as a soloist with Children's Dance Ensemble. For the past several years, Deirdre has attended the American Dance Festival as a scholarship recipient. While at ADF, Deirdre was able to work with teachers and choreographers including Mark Dendy, Ming Lung Yang, Brenda Daniels, Leah Cox, Pamela Pietro, Rodger Belman, and Trebien Pollard. Deirdre joined IMPACT Dance Company in August 2012.