Cayetano Soto began his dance education in Barcelona at the Institut del Teatre and then continued his studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague. Soto danced with IT Dansa Barcelona in 1997 before joining Ballet Theater Munich a year later. In 2000, he was awarded Best Young Choreographer to Watch by the German magazine Tanz Aktuell for his first choreography for Ballet Theater Munich, Plenilunio. While with that company 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, BJM Montréal, Nederlands Dans Theater, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Ballett Zürich, Compañía Nacional de Danza, Le Ballet du Capitole, Balé da Cidade de São Paulo, Introdans, Gauthier Dance Company, Companhia Nacional de Bailado, Perm Opera Ballet Theatre, Národní divadlo Brno, Maggio Danza Opera di Firenze, Hessisches Staatsballett Wiesbaden and the Stuttgart Ballet. Soto served as Resident Choreographer for Ballet BC from September 2015 for three seasons.
He has received numerous awards for his creative work. In 2006 he was awarded first prize for his ballet 24FPS at the “Uncontainable” choreography competition at the Royal Ballet of Flanders. 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. Soto’s choreography With Reason And Heart was awarded Best Screen Choreography up to 5 Minutes at Dancescreen 2019 + TANZRAUSCHEN Festival in Wuppertal, Germany.