Dean began training at 15 at Michelle Rae School of Dance and went on to train in Musical theatre at SHOWFIT and Patrick School of the Arts. He has performed in various dance and theatre productions, and choreographed Wicked, Guys and Dolls, Anastasia and many more. Dean has directed Sweeney Todd, High School Musical 2 and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Dean is a self-professed Swiftie and can always bring the conversation back to Miss Taylor Swift. His teaching style is high-energy and uplifting, with a strong focus on safe dance technique.