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Nasiv Kaur Sall

she/her, Canadian-Punjabi Artist

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Hometown: Pitt Meadows, British Columbia

Top 3 Music Artists: Little Simz, Kendrick

Lamar, Hiatus Kaiyote

Favourite Colour: Burnt Orange

Drink Order: Matcha Latte with Oat Milk

Favourite book: "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou

About Nasiv

Nasiv Kaur Sall (she/her) was born into a traditional Punjabi Indian family, where cultural and societal expectations often prevailed. Despite this, Nasiv boldly defied convention and challenged norms through her work.

Nasiv is a multifaceted artist, with a successful career as a Film/TV actor and dancer. Her credits include Nickelodeon, Disney, Netflix, and many others. As a choreographer, she has lent her creative vision to film, theatre, stage, and music videos, and has also danced with numerous Canadian contemporary dance companies.

Inspired by her grandparents' journey to Canada, Nasiv remains deeply connected to their legacy and their pursuit of the Canadian dream. Her unwavering commitment to the development of her artistic voice and work is a testament to her relentless work ethic and determination.

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Dance Education

August 2016 -
March 2020

2015 - 2019

2010 - 2015

Nasiv studied ballet and contemporary dance with the Arts Umbrella Dance Company in Vancouver, BC. Through the Arts Umbrella Program, Nasiv worked with and learned from many world-renowned contemporary dance artists. She toured and performed in Europe in 2017 with the company. 

  • Arts Umbrella Post-Secondary Dance Graduate Program

  • Arts Umbrella Senior Company

Nasiv speaking about her time at Arts Umbrella in a film created by Kharé Communications. 

Arts Umbrella in collaboration with Chor Leoni

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Nasiv acting as a cover role for Lea Ved in Netherlands Dans Theatre's production of "Kunstkamer."

Arts Umbrella in collaboration with Crystal Pite and Netherlands Dans Theatre.

featuring Crystal Pite, Cindy Salgado, Lea Ved, Jon Bond, Roger Van der Poel, Cesar Fernandes, Nick Daniels, Jacob Williams, Matthias Vaucher and Nasiv Kaur Sall

When not at Arts Umbrella, Nasiv supplemented her dance training with hip-hop classes and attended both summer and winter intensive training with companies and professional programs such as:

  • Hofesh Shechter (Berlin, DE)

  • BODYTRAFFIC (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Axis Connect (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Danse à La Carte's Transformation Danse (Montreal, QB)

  • Modus Operandi/Out Innerspace Dance Theatre (Vancouver, BC)

  • Batsheva Dance Company's Gaga Intensive (Tel Aviv, Israel)

  • Henny Jurriëns Foundation (Amsterdam, NLD)

  • San Fransisco Conservatory of Dance (San Fransisco, CA)

  • Intrigue Dance Convention (various US cities)

  • Joffrey Ballet School (New York, NY)

  • The Protege Movement (Calgary, AB)

  • Northwest Dance Project (Portland, OR)

Nasiv's early passion for dance was fostered at Encore Dance Academy (now known as Rise21) in Port Coquitlam, BC where she competed in dance competitions across North America.

Acting Education

August 2021 -  Present

August 2018 - June 2021

2013 - 2018

McIlroy & Associates 

  • Instructors: Starlise Waschuck and Kathleen Duborg

Railtown Actors Studio

  • Instructors: Anthony Shim, John Cassini, Frank Cassini, Edward Foy

Various classes/workshops with the following studios:

  • The Bryant Centre for Film & Television Acting (Instructor: Peter Bryant)

  • Vancouver Young Actor's School (Instructor: Marc-Anthony Massiah)

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