Salome Nieto

Dance Artist

Mexican-born Salome Nieto is a Vancouver-based dance artist known for her transformative works and evocative performances. Highly influenced by butoh, the cultural syncretism of Mexico and intersectional feminism, her research considers the significance of ritual and ceremony during the process and performance in contemporary dance. The exploration of these intersections led her to the inception and creation of her solo work Camino al Tepeyac in 2011 and subsequently co-founding pataSola dance in 2013. In 2017, Nieto was awarded the Vancouver International Dance Festival Choreographic Award for her contribution to the art of contemporary dance as a solo artist. She has performed her work in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Nicaragua and Thailand. As an interpreter and collaborator, Nieto has worked prominently with Vancouver-based Kokoro Dance, Donna Redlick Dance and Raven Spirit Dance. As an arts administrator, Nieto held the Fine and Performing Arts Programmer for Dance position at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts with the City of Burnaby in British Columbia for ten years. In 2023, Nieto earned an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts in the School for Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.