Laguna Beach, California
Victor and Tatiana Kasatsky Classical Ballet Academy
Mentored and coached by David Allan
The National Ballet of Canada - 2009-2021
Jack/The Nave of Hearts in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
Maurice Bejart's Songs of a Wayfarer
Jerome Robbins’ Other Dances
A Defining Moment
Performing the tile role in John Neumeier’s Nijinsky at the Theatre Champs de Elysee in Paris, France. It was euphoric!
A native of Laguna Beach, California, Campbell trained under Victor and Tatiana Kasatsky and David Allan in Orange County before joining The National Ballet of Canada as an RBC Apprentice in 2009. He was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2018. He joined Houston Ballet as Principal Dancer in January 2022.
During his tenure at The National Ballet of Canada, Campbell created the title role in the world premiere of Will Tuckett’s Pinocchio* and danced the title roles in John Neumeier’s Nijinsky and Guillaume Côté’s Le Petit Prince*. His repertoire also includes principal roles such as Hilarion in Sir Peter Wright’s Giselle, Gurn in August Bournonville’s La Sylphide, Mercutio and Benvolio in Alexei Ratmansky’s Romeo & Juliet, Peter/The Nutcracker in James Kudelka’s The Nutcracker, Alain in Sir Fredrick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée, Jack/The Knave of Hearts and Lewis Carroll/The White Rabbit in Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Florizel in Christopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale, Camille in Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow, Bluebird in Rudolf Nureyev’s The Sleeping Beauty, Puck in Sir Fredrick Ashton’s The Dream, Levin in John Neumeier’s Anna Karenina and Alan in John Neumeier’s A Streetcar Named Desire.
Campbell has worked with world-renowned choreographers including Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky, Justin Peck, John Neumeier, James Kudelka, Sir Peter Wright, Ronald Hynd, William Forsythe, Crystal Pite, Wayne McGregor, Alex Ekman, Kevin O’Day, Will Tuckett, David Allan, Guillaume Côté, Jiří Kylián and Robert Binet. He has danced featured roles in Etudes, Paquita, Petite Mort, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, The Second Detail, Chroma, Genus, Tarantella, Chaconne, Serenade, A Month in the Country, The Concert, Piano Concerto #1, Symphony # 9, Pur ti Miro, Spectre de la Rose, Hamlet, Night*, Unearth*, Orpheus Alive*, The Dreamers Ever Leave You*, Dialogue Dances*, Being and Nothingness*, Frame by Frame* and Black Night’s Bright Day*. His repertoire also includes Swan Lake, Cinderella, Onegin, Manon, Don Quixote, The Seagull, The Four Seasons, Elite Syncopations, Theme and Variations, Paz de la Jolla, Allegro Brillante, Angels’ Atlas, Emergence and Cacti.
Campbell’s international accolades include the Bronze Medal in the Pas de Deux category at the Youth American Grand Prix in 2009 and Finalist in the Prix de Lausanne the same year. In 2011, he received the William Marrié Award for Dramatic Excellence for his role as Alain in La Fille mal gardée. He also won the MyTheatre Award for the Best Ballet Performance in Robert Binet’s Unearth and was recognized by Dance Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Dancers to Watch” in 2015.
Campbell is also the Director/Founder of the Skylar Campbell Dance Collective; a nonprofit organization aiming to unite and collaborate with artists from across North America.
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