Dean is the Creative and Founding Director of Actors Centre Australia (ACA). He is the author of 4 acting books, his latest, The Acting Edge, was launched by Hugh Jackman in 2012. His Acting Edge online program and App are now available worldwide. Dean has taught acting for over three decades in many countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Russia, France, Brazil, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia-wide. He has been Head of Acting at WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) as well as NIDA (The National Institute of Dramatic Art). He works as a performance consultant on TV and film projects, including the Australian productions of The Boy From Oz and Saturday Night Fever. Dean teaches in the corporate arena, is guest speaker at seminars and functions as well as conceiving and directing corporate launches and theatrical events across Sydney.
As an entrepreneur and business owner for almost 3 decades, Dean’s passionate pursuit of transformational education and performance motivates and guides all he does. ACA’s full-time program is seen by many in the industry as the benchmark vocational career training program in Australia.
Dean coaches executives across Australia and the world and his corporate clients include: Google, Christian Dior, Fitness First, Caltex, Fuji-Zerox, Altus Q, THINK, NRL, Dreamworld and St George amongst many more.