Dean McFlicker is Vice President and Creative Director of NBC Entertainment Marketing, where he is an award-winning producer, director & choreographer of countless productions and has created campaigns for some of the most successful shows on television, including The Voice, America’s Got Talent, ER, Law & Order, SVU, Smash, Heroes, The Apprentice, The West Wing, The Biggest Loser, Friday Night Lights, Days of Our Lives, Las Vegas, Fear Factor, Deal or No Deal, Chicago Fire, American Dreams, Nashville Star and the ratings phenomenon The Sound of Music Live.
He has also produced for CNN, HBO, “Entertainment Tonight,” “E! News Daily,” and “Good Morning America” and was the creator, writer and executive producer of “Heroes: Countdown to the Premiere” a one-hour NBC special starring the cast of Heroes that was an advertiser sponsored premiere party, publicity/press red-carpet event and a highly rated hour of original primetime programming all at the same time.
On Broadway, he choreographed Sha*Bang (Lincoln Center), Gypsy of the Year (Virginia Theater), Upfront (Radio City Music Hall) as well as original dance productions at Studio 54, the Palladium and LA’s Wilshire Theater, Universal Amphitheater, Royce Hall and The Geffen. Proudly, he was also one of the creators of the cult hit Octomom: The Musical. In Hollywood, he has done countless TV shows, music videos and international concerts with Tina Turner, Prince, Barry Manilow, Ray Charles, The Temptations, Kool and The Gang, The Pointer Sisters, Debbie Reynolds, and Carol Channing to name a few.
He has been one of Twyla Tharp’s dancers, an instructor at Broadway Dance Center and also a private dance teacher to the stars (with Rita Wilson, Kelly Preston, and Maria Shriver among his clients). Contributing to his success is a diverse education from UCLA (BA degree, English Literature) and NYU’s Tisch Graduate School of Film (MFA degree, Film Production). Now a top-level Hollywood executive, Dean is at the forefront of some of the industry’s biggest projects. In addition to his work at NBC, he uses his one-of-a-kind perspective to create educational and entertaining keynote speeches, master workshops and specialty classes around the world.
Dean has received over 35 broadcast industry awards including Promax World Gold, NY Festivals and Cine Gold Eagle Awards. He is a three time NBC Universal Ovation Award winner for Outstanding Creativity and a five time winner for Excellence in Leadership. He has also been the recipient of the Tisch Scholarship, the Pathfinder Award, the Time Warner Grant and the National Tremain Dance Scholarship Award.
Dean is a TEDx speaker and is in much demand across the globe to address corporate audiences on themes including leadership, creativity, marketing, innovation, collaboration, brain storming and team building.
“He regularly produces material that goes beyond expectations to surprise and entertain audiences.” Guy Ram, Brand, Digital and Sales Leader