Dean Walsh is an award-winning Australian dance practitioner – choreographer, director, facilitator, collaborator and dancer. In the last 5 years he has steered his choreographic and teaching practice towards embracing research into the intersection between arts (dance) and science (marine biology, physics and ecology). He has worked with many of Australia’s leading companies including Australian Dance Theatre, Opera Australia, One Extra Co, the oPera Project, Sidetrack Theatre, Sydney Dance Company and Sydney Theatre Company (with London’s Frantic Assembly). He has worked with international companies including DV8 Physical Theatre in London and Paul Selwyn Norton’s no apology co in Amsterdam and has choreographed and performed in more than thirty of his own works, many touring nationally and internationally. He was awarded the Robert Helpmann Scholarship in 2002 and the coveted two-year Australia Council Dance Fellowship 2012-2014.