Dean is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) and has recently completed two years of intense dance training under the guidance of Robert Sturrock. In 2016, Dean appeared in the national tour of Hippo! Hippo! (Garry Ginivan Attractions) and also played Bobby C in Saturday Night Fever (StageArt). Whilst at VCA, Dean performed in productions of Oklahoma! and Nick Enright and Terence Clarke’s Summer Rain. In 3rd year, Dean had the pleasure of being a part of James Millar and Peter Rutherford’s A Little Touch of Chaos and also played the role of Pappy in Li’l Abner. Dean was also a dancer in Robert Sturrock’s recent production of LaTonga: A Cabaret Spectacular. Dean is thrilled to be making his music theatre debut in The Wizard of Oz. He would like to thank his family, Rob, and everyone else who has helped him along the way for their endless belief and support.