Carmel Dean graduated from Penrhos in 1995 and went on to be accepted to the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), graduating with a Bachelor of Music. In 2001 Carmel was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in the United States, and subsequently graduated from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program with a Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Writing. Now based in New York, Carmel was the Musical Director/Conductor of the Broadway musical If/Then starring Idina Menzel. Carmel’s other Broadway credits include Hands on a Hardbody, American Idiot, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Carmel notably worked on the 2000 Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies (Sydney) and performed with Green Day at the Grammy Awards in 2010.