KINOSHITA Yoshito was born in Kyoto prefecture. He began his ballet training under TERADA Hiroyasu at Terada Ballet Art School and attended the Kiev State Ballet School.

He won third prize at the Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition (Senior Level) in 2006 and trained at Donetsk Ballet under the direction of Vadim PISAREV.

After his career with the Thuringen Ballet, Leipzig Ballet and Salzburg Ballet as Soloist, he joined the National Ballet of Japan as First Artist in 2015 and was promoted to Soloist in the following year.

Repertoire with NBJ includes

  • August BOURNONVILLE's production: La Sylphide (Gurn)
  • MAKI Asami's production: The Nutcracker (China)
  • Peter DARRELL: Tales of Hoffmann (Hoffmann's friends)
  • Wayne EAGLING: Men Y Men