Cayetano Soto

Ballet BC - Resident Choreographer

Born and based in Barcelona, Cayetano Soto has created works for major companies worldwide. His technical, high-pitched and unpredictable choreography can be seen at international festivals in Europe, USA and Canada. He started his dance education in Barcelona at the Instituto del Teatre and continued his studies at the Koninklijke Conservatorium in The Hague. After receiving his degree in Classical Dance, Cayetano danced with IT Dansa Barcelona in 1997, before joining Ballet Theater Munich a year later where he created several successful ballets and one of his first signature pieces, Fugaz. Since 2005, he has worked as a freelance choreographer and has received commissions from Ballet BC, Nederlands Dans Theater, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Zurich Ballet, Balé da Cidade de São Paulo, BJM Montréal, Introdans, Introdans voor de Jeugd, Gauthier Dance Company, Companhia Nacional de Bailado, Perm Opera, Ballet Theater, Národní Divadlo Brno, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Tanz Luzern Theater, Ballet Hispanico, Maggio Danza Opera di Fierenze, Ballet X in Philadelphia, and NW Dance Project in Portland — the first company to commission and premiere his work in the US. He also created several ballets with German companies, such as Stuttgart Ballet, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Hessisches Staats Ballett Wiesbaden, Augsburg Ballett, Ballett im Revier, Staatstheater Nurnberg, and Ballett Dortmund. In 2009, Cayetano began a continuous collaboration with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and Introdans voor de Jeugd, creating a number of new ballets. For Ballett Dortmund he created a new full evening version of Carmen. Due to the success in Dortmund, Národní Divadlo Brno in Czech Republic staged Carmen in 2010. Since September 2015, Cayetano has been appointed Resident Choreographer at Ballet BC for next three seasons. Arte 1 Brazil broadcasted a documentary of six episodes of his 2015 creation ADASTRA for Balé da Cidade de São Paulo. ADASTRA was nominated for Best Dance Performance of the Year by the press in São Paulo. In season 2016/17 Cayetano was choreographic Fellowship Mentor for Philadelphia’s Ballet X. He was awarded first prize for his ballet 24FPS at the choreographic competition Uncontainable Project at the Royal Ballet of Flanders in 2006. Canela Fina, commissioned by Balé da Cidade de São Paulo, was awarded best dance production of 2008 by the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo. In 2011 Cayetano was nominated for the most prestigious dance award in Russia, the Golden Mask Award, for his choreography Uneven.