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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, 2017 First Soloist.

His repertory comprises James in Pierre Lacotte’s "La Sylphide", Basil in Rudolf Nureyev’s „Don Quixote“, Prinz Siegfried, Gefährte des Prinzen and Polnischer Tanz in Nureyev’s „Schwanensee“, Bernard de Ventadour in Nureyev’s „Raymonda“, Bauernpaar in Elena Tschernischova’s „Giselle“, Pastorale in Rudolf Nureyev’s "Der Nussknacker", Prinz in Peter Wright’s "Dornröschen", Alain in Frederick Ashton’s "La Fille mal gardée", Lenski in John Cranko’s "Onegin", Birbanto in Manuel Legris' "Le Corsaire", Spiderman and Chinesischer Tanz in Gyula Harangozó’s „Der Nussknacker“, Csárdás-Solist in Roland Petit’s „Die Fledermaus“, Freund and Variationstänzer in Maurice Béjart’s „Le Concours“, Ungarischer Offizier in Kenneth MacMillan’s „Mayerling“, Danse siamoise in John Neumeier’s „Le Pavillon d’Armide“, roles in George Balanchine’s „Thema und Variationen“, Serge Lifar’s "Suite en blanc", Harald Lander’s „Études“, Jerome Robbins’ „In the Night“, „Glass Pieces“ and "The Four Seasons", Rudi van Dantzig’s "Vier letzte Lieder", Twyla Tharp’s „Variationen über ein Thema von Haydn“, John Neumeier’s „Bach Suite III“, "Vaslaw", "Verklungene Feste" and “Le Sacre”, Nils Christe’s "Before Nightfall", William Forsythe’s „The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude“ and „The Second Detail“, „Skew-Whiff“ from Paul Lightfoot and Sol León, Patrick de Bana’s "Windspiele", David Dawson’s "A Million Kisses to my Skin", Jiří Bubeníček’s „Le Souffle de l’ esprit“, Thierry Malandain’s „Mozart à 2“, Alexander Ekman’s "Cacti", András Lukács’ „Duo“, Marco Goecke’s „Mopey“, Christopher Wheeldon’s "Fool's Paradise", José Martinez’ „Delibes Suite“ and Hans van Manen’s „Solo“. In Eno Peci‘s „Herzblume“, András Lukács’ „Movements to Stravinsky“ and Andrey Kaydanovskiy’s „Der Feuervogel“ (Ivan) he created roles. 

He has appeared as guest dancer in many European countries and overseas.

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

Future events

31
October
Tuesday
19:00 - 21:00
Kenneth MacMillan, Wayne McGregor, Frederick Ashton

MacMillan | McGregor | Ashton

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