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About DeanAJ Meijer is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. He is excited and humbled to share his post-collegiate experience with those currently attending his alma mater. He has been teaching actors inside and out of the university setting for more than six years.

Meijer recently made his New York theatrical debut in the original cast of the smash hit Heathers: The Musical, after being a part of the Los Angeles workshop. On film, Meijer has shared the screen with Adam Brody and Leighton Meester in the romantic comedy Life Partners and with Vincent D'Onofrio and Anton Yelchin in the suspense thriller Broken Horses.

He co-founded the Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble and was seen in their productions of The War Cycle: Wounded, The War Cycle: Nation of Two, and The War Cycle: Gospel According to First Squad, for which he received an Ovation Award nomination. Regionally, he last appeared as Lennie in Of Mice and Men at TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley. He has performed at the Ahmanson Theatre and spent four seasons performing at the Getty, where he worked with the National Theatre of Greece in Swallow Song, and created the role of Bigbuxo in the hilarious original musical Tug of War. Meijer co-hosts the weekly, industry-focused podcast Inside Acting, affording him the opportunity to interview actors such as Neal McDonough, Kerry Bishé and Academy Award winner JK Simmons.

Meijer also boasts eight years of experience working for the most innovative company in the world, Apple Inc., in various capacities, including being tapped to voiceover several product videos featured on Apple.com. It was this experience, combined with the pragmatic knowledge gained from the podcast that inspired the Digital Actor Workshop. For the past six years, this workshop has been presented to the graduate and undergraduate students at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television as well as the University of Southern California.