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Alexander Campbell

First Soloist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Australian dancer Alexander Campbell is a First Soloist with The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and on graduation joined Birmingham Royal Ballet. He returned to The Royal Ballet as a Soloist in 2011 and was promoted to First Soloist the following year. His repertory with the Company includes Basilio (Don Quixote), Bratfisch (Mayerling), Mad Hatter (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Bluebird and Florestan (Sleeping Beauty), Hans-Peter/Nutcracker (The Nutcracker), Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet), Bronze Idol (La Bayadère), Jack (Sweet Violets) and ‘Emeralds’ pas de trois (Jewels) and Voices of Spring.

Campbell was born in Sydney and trained there at the Academy Ballet before joining The Royal Ballet School. He won the silver medal at the Genée International Ballet Competition and was a finalist in the Prix de Lausanne (both in 2003). In 2005 he joined BRB and was promoted to First Artist in 2005, Soloist in 2007 and First Soloist in 2009, before leaving to join The Royal Ballet. During his time at BRB his repertory included Romeo, Prince (The Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella) and Petrushka, and he created the roles of Young Man (Corder's Le Baiser de la fée) and in 'Celeritas2' (Bintley's E=mc2). He also appeared as Mercutio in the production of Romeo and Juliet for 'Ballet Hoo!', broadcast on Channel 4 in 2006.

Campbell makes regular guest appearances with Australian Ballet and BRB. There is a heritage of dance in his family: his grandparents were both dancers with the then Ballet Rambert in the 1950s.

Upcoming productions

  • Sweet Violets

    Cast as Jack

    Murder, sexuality and art are the potent themes of Liam Scarlett’s ballet, inspired by Walter Sickert’s paintings.

  • New Marriott

    Cast as Principal

    The world premiere of a new work by acclaimed choreographer and Royal Ballet Principal Character Artist Alastair Marriott.

  • Don Quixote

    Cast as Basilio

    Carlos Acosta's exuberant production of this classic tale of friendship, love and loyalty is bursting with joie de vivre.

Videos

The Sleeping Beauty Bluebird and Princess Florine pas de deux closing section (The Royal Ballet)

News and features

  1. Gallery: Inside rehearsals for Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote

    Gallery: Inside rehearsals for Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote

    Behind-the-scenes with The Royal Ballet in rehearsal for a highly anticipated new work.

  2. Inside the Pointe Shoes Room with the Bronze Idol from La Bayadère

    Inside the Pointe Shoes Room with the Bronze Idol from La Bayadère

    We speak to one of the dancers performing the role this season about stepping into the Idol’s glittering shoes.

  3. Watch: Christopher Wheeldon rehearsing Polyphonia

    Watch: Christopher Wheeldon rehearsing Polyphonia

    See the British choreographer work with members of the Royal Ballet including Leanne Benjamin and Beatriz Stix-Brunell.