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Dean Balan

Dean Balan

Biography

Dean Balan is a music director, conductor, and pianist. Most recently, he was the Associate Music Director for the 2nd National Tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

As a conductor, Dean has led productions of The Secret GardenThe Pirates of PenzancePagliacci, Postcard from Morocco, and The Seven Deadly Sins, among others. He has served as pianist/music director for productions of The Last Five Years and The Fantasticks, and has played piano/keyboard for productions including Legally BlondeRentSeussical42nd Street, Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast, and Mary Poppins, and was a keyboard sub for Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular. 

At home in Las Vegas, he serves as the Associate Music Director for Vegas City Opera and has accompanied dance classes for the Nevada Ballet Theatre, UNLV Department of Dance, and Youth America Grand Prix.

Dean holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology/Biology from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and is a graduate of the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), University of Cincinnati, where he earned a master’s degree in orchestral conducting.

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Tours

Regions

  • LA/Southern California

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Music Assistant
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Pit Musician (Other)
  • Keyboard Programmer
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist

My Instruments

  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards

Software

  • Ableton
  • Finale
  • Logic
  • MainStage
  • Sibelius

Affiliations

  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)