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Masayu Kimoto

Masayu Kimoto was born in Hyogo (Japan). He was educated at Nakata Ballet Theatre in Himeji and at Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, as well as at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. In 2006 he joined the Semper Oper Ballett Dresden, in 2008 he became a member of the Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper und Volksoper. In 2011 he was appointed Demi-soloist of the Wiener Staatsballett. 2013 he was promoted Soloist.

His repertory comprises James in Pierre Lacottes "La Sylphide", Basil in Rudolf Nurejews „Don Quixote“, Bauernpaar in Elena Tschernischovas „Giselle“, Gefährte des Prinzen and Polnischer Tanz in Rudolf Nurejews „Schwanensee“, Pastorale in Rudolf Nurejews "Der Nussknacker", Prinz in Peter Wrights "Dornröschen", Alain in Frederick Ashtons "La Fille mal gardée", Lenski in John Crankos "Onegin", Birbanto in Manuel Legris' "Le Corsaire", Spiderman and Chinesischer Tanz in Gyula Harangozós „Der Nussknacker“, Csárdás-Solist in Roland Petits „Die Fledermaus“, Freund and Variationstänzer in Maurice Béjarts „Le Concours“, Ungarischer Offizier in Kenneth MacMillans „Mayerling“, roles in George Balanchines „Thema und Variationen“, Serge Lifars "Suite en blanc", Harald Landers „Études“, Jerome Robbins’ „In the Night“, „Glass Pieces“ and "The Four Seasons", Rudi van Dantzigs "Vier letzte Lieder", Twyla Tharps „Variationen über ein Thema von Haydn“, John Neumeiers „Bach Suite III“, "Vaslaw" and "Verklungene Feste", Nils Christes "Before Nightfall", William Forsythes „The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude“, „The Second Detail“, „Skew-Whiff“ from Paul Lightfoot and Sol León, Patrick de Banas "Windspiele", David Dawsons "A Million Kisses to my Skin", Jiří Bubeníčeks „Le Souffle de l’ esprit“, Thierry Malandains „Mozart à 2“, Alexander Ekmans "Cacti", András Lukács’ „Duo“, Marco Goeckes „Mopey“, Christopher Wheeldons "Fool's Paradise" and José Martinez’ „Delibes Suite“. He has appeared as guest dancer in many European countries and overseas.

Awards and honours: Promotion Prize: Ballettclub Wiener Staatsoper & Volksoper (2011).

Future events

09
October
Monday
19:30 - 21:45
Elena Tschernischova nach Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa

Giselle

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