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Who am I?

Gabriel Nieto is a Venezuelan artist . He is an experimental movement investigator, writer, teacher, performer, choreographer and the creator of the Platform : Nomads of the South (NOTS / Movement Identity) for Dance.  


At 13 years old, Gabriel began experimenting with various different types of movement such as capoeira Angola and urban dances. The following years, he added training in Salsa, Afro-cuban , commercial and contemporary dance, soon at the age of 17, Gabriel was working professionally with national and international music artists. By his early 20s, he began to broaden his vision; He moved to Europe to explore experimental movement in dance. There he trained in underground styles with his fellow Venezuelan colleagues and crew called (T-flava crew). He attended The Place Dance in London, The Dance House in Ireland, The Estudio 68 in London and participated in Dublin Dance Festival.


A few years later he moved to New York City to study at The Peridance Capezio Center to continue developing his artistic career. In this city, he trained with :  Manuel Vignoulle, Gregory Dolbashian, Michael Oliva, Sekou Hiru, Igal Perry and Jaime Salmon among others.

He is the recipient of the Ronald K Brown formation scholarship (EVIDENCE Dance Company) where he studied a variety of African styles with different masters. Here he began to understand the importance of movement and cultures in his life as a human being and as an artist.  


He has worked as a rehearsal director , Dancer for strong choreographer as Julia EHRSTRAND 

He danced for Cindy Salgado, Jessie Saretti, Cristina Cortés and Hanna Cullen (in the Met Museum NYC), until 2017 


Gabriel went to Brussels, to work on a physical theater duet piece called ESPEJO with the Mexican-Belgian  Choreographer José Besprosvany & Leif Firnhaber as choreographic assistant . During that time he moved through Europe traveling between NYC and Brussels , he then took the opportunity to visit other places and investigate their cultures in  Marruecos and (Africa) . In 2017 in New York he got the opportunity to share his classes in Gibney Dance Center NYC. In the end of 2017, Gabriel decided to create his own project and his artistic residency by the name: N.O.T.S - M.I. (Nomads Of The South Movement Identity), he would then travel all of Latin America for artistic residencies, studying the Indigenous movements, Afro-descendant movements and folklore over 4 years in 14 different countries. 


Gabriel is being  Collaborate as Rehearsal Director for the Canadian Choreographer Daina ASHBEE. Also He performed her latest choreography TIME, CREATION, DESTRUCTION; (J’AI PLEURÉ AVEC LES CHIENS) in Paris and Brussels, and was the rehearsal director for her retrospective at Montpellier Danse in Montpellier France, where he assisted her to remount all of her pieces on new cast members during the global pandemic, also performig  Importat festival in Germany Fabrik Potsdam/ Potsdamer Tanztage 2022 , Berlin International Festival Tanz im August , Oktoberdans  Festival (Bergen Norway) , EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA PERFORMING ART CENTER  at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York  

Gabriel Currently continues his research on Latin American About the indigenous and Afro-Dentient cultures, gives workshops sharing his tools around the world, gives conferences related to these topics, and continues to be active working as a dancer, choreographic assistant and independent choreographic consultant.

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