Dean Carey



Dean Carey has dedicated his life to refining the most practical techniques to unlock the potential of performance, artists, teachers and directors.

His vast experience has taken him across Australia and around the world teaching in dozens of elite acting schools and training facilities. In 1987, at the age of 27, he founded Actors Centre Australia (ACA), one of Australia’s most prestigious training schools. He remains its Head of Theatre.

There is no “Dean Carey Method.” His teaching approach is a crystallisation of his vast experience acting, writing, directing and teaching. It is founded on the principles of high challenge, high support and creating high performance.

While others teach their acting “methods”, Dean teaches. strategies. There is no one-size-fits-all recipe: each actor, director or teacher who enters his orbit learns precisely what they need to know at the right time, in the right way, for the right reason.

Working with Dean encourages each individual to be curious, connected and courageous as they realise their performance and creative ambitions.

His new book, The Art of Teaching Acting (World Scientific Publishing), is an inspirational manual for teachers — and actors and directors — that is a distillation of his life’s and his company’s work. After 35 years powering the creative culture at ACA and designing its world-leading program, he has captured all that he knows, creating an indispensable guide for the next generation of creative artists.

“I’m forever grateful that Dean’s knowledge has stayed with me across my life and career.”
— Hugh Jackman, Actor, ACA Patron
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