Brett gained his Bachelor of Education from Victoria College, Rusden (Deakin University) in 1989. He has performed, toured, choreographed and conducted dance and movement workshops throughout Australia, and internationally including China, Germany, USA, Denmark, Russia, South America, Scotland and Spain. Brett has worked with Lucy Guerin Inc, Dance North, Dance Works, The Australian Choreographic Ensemble, Vis-a Vis Dance Canberra, Darc Swan, and is a founding member of Chunky Move.
He has been awarded residencies at the Green Mill Dance Festival 1993, American Dance Festival as part of the International Choreographers Residency Program in 1995, Choreographic Fellow at the Choreographic Centre, Canberra 1997, where his research involving a cast of eight male actor/dancers, resulted in The Thousand Mile Stare. Brett performed A Toast to Neville as part of the Poetry and Dance Festival at Tasdance in 1997. He was selected to attend the Australia/ New Zealand Choreographic Festival, led by Lloyd Newsom in January 1998.
In 2001 he was awarded the Betty Pounder Victorian Arts Centre Green Room award for Original Choreography. He was also nominated for a Green Room award for Best male dancer in 1994 and 2000. In 1999- 2000, Brett created and presented his first dance film work Stork White, which was nominated for an Australian Dance Award in 2000. In October 2001 Brett toured with the Little Asia Program, presenting his solo Word: Human Meat Processing Works in Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. As a Dance educator Brett has lectured and choreographed at the Victoria College of the Arts, Deakin University Rusden campus, University of Western Sydney- Nepean, University of New South Wales and at the Centre for the Performing Arts Adelaide. Brett joined Tasdance as rehearsal director in 2002 for Ripple Effect.