Zavien Garrett
Actor, Dancer
Non Union
“Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
– Muhammad Ali

Zavien Garrett is 17 years old and splits his time between West Vancouver and Seattle with dual citizenship. Zavien’s favorite place on earth is his cousin’s cabin where he spends a lot of his summers doing water sports and visiting family and friends.

Growing up, Zavien was naturally athletic playing soccer and basketball, and then joining a hip hop class at North Shore Academy of Dance (NSAD) at the age of 10. He trained exclusively in hip hop up until the age of 14 when he was introduced to the half day program by Dylan Steyns, the artistic director of NSAD. He joined and quickly fell in love with all forms of the art which led him to begin training in ballet, jazz, broadway, lyrical, contemporary, modern and hip hop dancing a total of 20 hours a week.

To expand his competitive dance training, Zavien frequently participates in drop in classes at Harbour Dance Center in downtown Vancouver with top level instructors such as Navid Charkhi and Shauna Smith. While hip hop and contemporary are his strengths, he cross trains to push himself to grow as a dancer and further master his passion. Zavien loves to perform and brings a presence and passion to any stage that captivates audience’s attention.

Recently Zavien was awarded with two high achievement awards from NSAD- one in ballet and one in hip hop, as well as a full scholarship from VIP Dance Convention. His latest achievement of being signed to the roster of da Costa Talent Management has expanded his skill set to include acting lessons.

Zavien is a friendly and kind person with immense drive towards the things he loves. He is extremely eager to show the world what he has to offer. He is constantly growing and learning, and is excited to start pursuing his career after graduation.