Born and based in Barcelona, Cayetano Soto has created work for major companies worldwide. His technical, high-pitched and unpredictable choreography can be seen at international festivals in Europe, USA and Canada.
Soto 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, Soto danced with IT Dansa Barcelona in 1997, before joining Ballet Theatre Munich a year later where he created several successful ballets and one of his first signature pieces, Fugaz.
Since 2005, Soto has worked as a freelance choreographer and has received commissions from Ballet BC, Nederlands Dans Theater, Stuttgart Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Balé da Cidade de São Paulo, BJM Montréal, Introdans, Introdans voor de Jeugd, Gauthier Dance Company, Companhia Nacional de Bailado, Perm Opera and Ballet Theater, Národní Divadlo Brno, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Tanz Luzern Theater, Ballet Hispanico, BalletX in Philadelphia and Northwest Dance Project in Portland.
In 2009, he 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. Soto also choreographed Dancing Mozart’s mass in c-minor with live orchestra for four dancers in the Church of St. Egidean in Nürnberg.
Since September 2015, Cayetano has been appointed resident choreographer at Ballet BC for three seasons.
Arte 1 Brazil broadcasted a documentary of six episodes of Cayetano Soto’s 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.
Soto 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 as best dance production of 2008 by the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo. In 2011, Soto was nominated for the Golden Mask Award in Russia for his choreography Uneven.