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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“, Jean de Brienne and Bernard de Ventadour in Nureyev’s „Raymonda“, Herzog Albrecht and Ein Bauernpaar in Elena Tschernischova’s „Giselle“,Lenski in John Cranko’s "Onegin", Birbanto in Manuel Legris' "Le Corsaire", Aminta in Legris’ „Sylvia“, Franz in Pierre Lacotte’s „Coppélia“, Pastorale in Rudolf Nureyev’s "Der Nussknacker", Alain in Frederick Ashton’s "La Fille mal gardée", 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“, Romeo in Davide Bombana’s „Roméo et Juliette“, roles in George Balanchine’s „Thema und Variationen“, „Stravinsky Violin Concerto“, „Symphonie in C“ and “Jewels” (1st solo couple in “Emeralds”), 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“, Hans van Manen’s „Solo“, Wayne McGregor’s „EDEN|EDEN“ and Jiří Kylián’s „Psalmensymphonie“. In Eno Peci‘s „Herzblume“, András Lukács’ „Movements to Stravinsky“ and Andrey Kaydanovskiy’s „Der Feuervogel“ 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).

Events with Masayu Kimoto

26. September 2019
Thursday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions

Forsythe | van Manen | Kylián

28. September 2019
Saturday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions

Forsythe | van Manen | Kylián

30. September 2019
Monday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions

Forsythe | van Manen | Kylián

05. November 2019
Tuesday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions

Jewels

05. December 2019
Thursday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions

Jewels

21. December 2019
Saturday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Le Corsaire

26. December 2019
Thursday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Le Corsaire

27. January 2020
Monday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions

Jewels

22. February 2020
Saturday
19.00 - 21.15
2 intermissions

MacMillan | McGregor | Ashton

24. February 2020
Monday
18.30 - 20.45
2 intermissions

MacMillan | McGregor | Ashton

04. March 2020
Wednesday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Lukács | Lidberg | Duato

06. March 2020
Friday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Lukács | Lidberg | Duato

08. March 2020
Sunday
19.00 - 21.30
2 intermissions

Lukács | Lidberg | Duato

11. April 2020
Saturday
19.30 - 22.00
2 intermissions

Sylvia

14. April 2020
Tuesday
19.30 - 22.00
2 intermissions

Sylvia

24. September 2020
Thursday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions

Jewels

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25. September 2020
Friday
19.30 - 21.45
2 intermissions

Jewels

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