In 2019, Dean co-directed Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday In The Park With George for Watch This, receiving two Green Room Award nominations for Best Direction and Best Multimedia Design. in 2020, Dean was announced as Co-Artistic Director of Watch This.
He recently directed a reading of Harrison David Rivers’ This Bitter Earth for Antipodes Theatre Company. In 2021, Dean will co-direct Into The Woods with Sonya Suares for Watch This and a reimagined production of Dial M For Murder for Smoke & Mirrors Productions.
Dean directed and designed Bare The Musical and the Australian Premiere of Memphis The Musical for StageArt at Chapel Off Chapel.
Dean studied at WAAPA and VCA before performing in HAIR with The Production Company, Morning Melodies with Marina Prior at Hamer Hall, EUROBEAT for Melbourne International Comedy Festival, A New Brain and Bat Boy with Octave Theatre.
Dean was Associate Producer for StageArt’s acclaimed production of Falsettos and was Company Manager for their Australian Premiere productions of The Colour Purple, Dreamgirls and In The Heights as well as their productions of Spring Awakening, TITANIC The Musical and Saturday Night Fever.
Dean has worked on over 20 national tours such as The 39 Steps, Bombshells and Australia Day; playing at over 50 regional and capital city venues around Australia. Dean has produced numerous advertising campaigns and major events across Australia, New Zealand, Tokyo and New York recently including New York Fashion Week and Project Runway USA.
Dean is a member of Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance’s Equity Diversity committee and is an advocate for theatre that is inclusive of Indigenous/Bla(c)k, people of colour, artists with a disability and LGBTQIA+ artists.