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Alexander Campbell

Principal of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Alexander Campbell in action.
Alexander Campbell in Connectome, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2014

Australian dancer Alexander Campbell is a Principal of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and on graduation joined Birmingham Royal Ballet. He joined The Royal Ballet as a Soloist in 2011, promoted to First Soloist in 2012 and Principal in 2016.

Campbell was born in Sydney and trained at Academy Ballet, Sydney, before joining The Royal Ballet School. In 2003 he won silver medal at the Genée International Ballet Competition and was a Prix de Lausanne finalist. He joined BRB in 2005, promoted to first soloist in 2009. Role creations for BRB included Young Man (Michael Corder’s Le Baiser de la fée) and Celeritas2 (Bintley’s E=mc2). He continues to make regular guest appearances with Australian Ballet and BRB.

Campbell’s repertory with the Company includes Prince (The Sleeping Beauty), Prince and Hans-Peter/Nutcracker (The Nutcracker), Colas (La Fille mal gardée), Basilio (Don Quixote), Magician/Mad Hatter and Lewis Carroll/White Rabbit (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Young Man (The Two Pigeons), Jack (Sweet Violets), Emble (The Age of Anxiety), Officer (Anastasia) and roles in Tarantella, ‘Emeralds’ and ‘Rubies’ (Jewels), Voices of Spring, In the Night, Connectome, Ceremony of Innocence, Woolf Works and Carbon Life. His role creations include Henry Clerval (Frankenstein) and in Obsidian Tear.

Videos

News and features

Cast changes: <em>Jewels</em> on 12 and 15 April 2017

Cast changes: Jewels on 12 and 15 April 2017

30 January 2017

Principal casting has been amended for two performances of George Balanchine's ballet.

Watch: Why The Royal Ballet never tire of performing <em>The Nutcracker</em>

Watch: Why The Royal Ballet never tire of performing The Nutcracker

16 December 2016

Each and every time it returns, the cast and creative team work tirelessly to ensure that Peter Wright's classic ballet is up to the Company's supremely high standards.

The Royal Ballet's <em>Nutcracker</em> to be relayed live to cinemas on 8 December 2016

The Royal Ballet's Nutcracker to be relayed live to cinemas on 8 December 2016

5 December 2016

A trip to see Peter Wright’s beloved production is the perfect start to the festive season.

Photos

Yuhui Choe as the Young Girl and Alexander Campbell as the Young Man in rehearsal for The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Alexander Campbell as the Young Man and Yuhui Choe as the Young Girl in rehearsal for The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Gary Avis and Alexander Campbell in Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet by Kenneth MacMillan

Francesca Hayward as Manon, Thomas Whitehead as Monsieur G.M and Alexander Campbell as Lescaut in Manon

Donald Thom, Alexander Campbell and Nicol Edmonds in Connectome, The Royal Ballet

Tristan Dyer, Alexander Campbell, Steven McRae, Bennet Gartside, Christina Arestis, Alastair Marriott, Genesia Rosato, Christopher Saunders, Thomas Whitehead, Erico Montes and Eric Underwood in Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet

Alexander Campbell as The Mad Hatter in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet

Alexander Campbell and Roberta Marquez in rehearsals for Don Quixote

Alexander Campbell and Roberta Marquez in rehearsals for Don Quixote

Campaign image for the Royal Opera House Winter Season 2016/17. Renée Fleming, Alexander Campbell and James Hay. Image by AKA

The Nutcracker: 'Asleep' mime

The Nutcracker: 'Afraid' mime

Alexander Campbell as Hans Peter in The Nutcracker

Alexander Campbell and Sarah Lamb in rehearsal for The Age of Anxiety

Alexander Campbell as The Mad Hatter in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet

Alexander Campbell as The Bronze Idol in La Bayadère

Emma Maguire and Alexander Campbell in The Nutcracker

Alexander Campbell, Dawid Trzensimiech and Itziar Mendizabal

Alexander Campbell and Roberta Marquez in rehearsals for Don Quixote

Alexander Campbell and Roberta Marquez in rehearsals for Don Quixote

Jeanetta Laurence and Alexander Campbell at the ROH Cinema Season 2013/14 launch

Alexander Campbell

Alexander Campbell as the Young Man, Yuhui Choe as the Young Girl and Itziar Mendizabal as the Gypsy Girl in rehearsal for The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Alexander Campbell as the Young Man, Yuhui Choe as Young Girl and Itziar Mendizabal as the Gypsy Girl in Frederick Ashton’s The Two Pigeons, The Royal Ballet

Alexander Campbell, Sander Blommaert, Donald Thom, Solomon Golding and Nicol Edmonds in Connectome, The Royal Ballet

Alexander Campbell in Symphony in C, The Royal Ballet

Alexander Campbell and Emma Maguire in In the Night, The Royal Ballet

Alexander Campbell and Itziar Mendizabal in Ceremony of Innocence, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Alice and Alexander Campbell as The Mad Hatter in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet

Alexander Campbell and Emma Maguire in In the Night, The Royal Ballet

Steven McRae as The Creature, Federico Bonelli as Victor Frankenstein and Alexander Campbell as Clerval in Frankenstein.

Alexander Campbell as Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker and Demelza Paris and Anna Rose O'Sullivan from the corps de ballet in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet

Francesca Hayward, Alexander Campbell, Akane Takada, Ryoichi Hirano

Alexander Campbell, Francesca Hayward, Ryoichi Hirano, Akane Takada

The Nutcracker: 'But' mime