DEAN CAREY is CEO and Director of Actors Centre Australia (ACA) in Sydney which he founded in 1987. After graduating from drama school, Carey wrote his first book The Actor’s Audition Manual, which has become an iconic ‘bible’ for auditionees. 2 years later he opened his own facility, Actors Centre Australia (ACA),which celebrated its 30th year in 2017. ACA is the leading private provider of creative education and career and vocational training in the country. Artists who have studied at ACA include: Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Rose Byrne, Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe and graduate of ACA and Patron, Hugh Jackman. Carey then went on to become Head of Acting at two leading Australian institutions, the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), before returning to ACA. Carey has taught acting and corporate leadership throughout Australia and internationally.