Salomé Nieto

MA Student

Renowned for her emotionally-charged performances, Vancouver-based dancer Salomé Nieto has been described by audiences as enchanting, ethereal and evocative.  Nieto’s work is highly influenced by Butoh and her fascination with the marvellous reality and Surrealism of Mexico.  Nieto Co-founded pataSola dance in 2013, co-producing and choreographing three full-length works: “Camino al Tepeyac” in 2014, “UMBRAL” in 2016, “RIFT” in 2018 and the commissioned work “Metamorphosis Butoh” (2018).  She has performed her work in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Nicaragua and Thailand.

Salome Nieto is the recipient of the 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival Choreographic Award in recognition of her contribution to the art of contemporary dance.

As an established dancer, choreographer and instructor of 30 years, Salomé began her performance and teaching journey in Cuernavaca, Mexico after completing her initial ballet and modern dance training in her birthplace, Mexico City.  In 1992, Nieto immigrated to Vancouver where she danced prominently with Kokoro Dance, and continued her work as an instructor and choreographer.  From 2006-2010, Nieto was the Artistic Director for Continuum Dance Company – Shadbolt Centre’s community company.  She presently works as the Shadbolt Centre’s Fine and Performing Arts Programmer for Dance.

As a freelance dancer Salome Nieto continues to work Kokoro Dance, Donna Redlick Dance and most recently with Raven Spirit Dance.  She has collaborated with independent artists such as Carl Craig, Joel DeStefano, Diane Farnsworth, Adam Farnsworth, Kagan Goh, Shauna Paull and Katherine Soucie (Canada), Gustavo Collini-Sartor (Argentina) and Valentin Tzin (Russia).

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