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Alexander Campbell

First Soloist 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 First Soloist of 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 Lescaut (Manon), Basilio (Don Quixote), Bratfisch (Mayerling), Lewis Carroll/White Rabbit and Magician/Mad Hatter (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Colas (La Fille mal gardée), Bluebird and Florestan (Sleeping Beauty), Hans-Peter/Nutcracker and Prince (The Nutcracker), Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet), Bronze Idol (La Bayadère), Jack (Sweet Violets), Emble (The Age of Anxiety), Texan Kangeroo Rat (‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café) and roles in ‘Emeralds’ (Jewels), Voices of Spring, Concerto, In the Night, Polyphonia, Birthday Offering, Requiem, Connectome, Song of the Earth and Woolf Works.

Campbell was born in Sydney and trained there at the Academy Ballet before joining The Royal Ballet School. In 2003 he won silver medal at the Genée International Ballet Competition and was a finalist in the Prix de Lausanne. In 2005 he graduated into BRB and was promoted to first artist in 2005, soloist in 2007 and first soloist in 2009, before joining The Royal Ballet. During his time with BRB his repertory included Romeo and Mercutio, Franz (Coppélia), Prince (The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and David Bintley’s Cinderella) and Petrushka, and he created the roles of Young Man (Michael Corder’s Le Baiser de la fée) and Celeritas2 (Bintley’s E=mc2). He also appeared as Mercutio for ‘Ballet Hoo!’, broadcast on Channel 4. He continues to make regular guest appearances with Australian Ballet and BRB.

There is a heritage of dance in Campbell’s family: his grandparents were both dancers with the then Ballet Rambert in the 1950s.

Videos

News and features

Behind the scenes at the <em>Woolf Works</em> world premiere

Behind the scenes at the Woolf Works world premiere

3 June 2015

The Student Ambassadors teamed up with the UK’s largest university dance competition to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go behind the scenes at a ballet world premiere.

Cast Changes: La Fille mal gardée on 21 April and 2 May 2015

Cast Changes: La Fille mal gardée on 21 April and 2 May 2015

8 April 2015

Cast changes for the role of Colas.

What do cricket and ballet have in common?

What do cricket and ballet have in common?

31 March 2015

Royal Ballet Soloist Alexander Campbell on choosing between ballet and cricket, and why he thinks sport helped his ballet training.

Photos

Itziar Mendizabal, Alexander Campbell, Deidre Chapman and Johannes Stepanek in Ceremony of Innocence, The Royal Ballet

Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Alice, Ricardo Cervera as The March Hare, Alexander Campbell as The Mad Hatter and James Wilkie as The Dormouse in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet

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

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

Alexander Campbell in Connectome, The Royal Ballet

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

Laura Morera, Alexander Campbell and Tristan Dyer in Viscera, The Royal Ballet

Francesca Hayward and Artists of The Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker

Alexander Campbell as Hans Peter and Francesca Hayward as Clara in The Nutcracker

Dawid Trzensimiech and Alexander Campbell in Polyphonia

Alexander Campbell and Yuhui Choe in Voices of Spring

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

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

Alexander Campbell, Dawid Trzensimiech and Itziar Mendizabal

Emma Maguire and Alexander Campbell in The Nutcracker

Alexander Campbell

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

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 and Roberta Marquez in rehearsals for Don Quixote

Alexander Campbell and Roberta Marquez in rehearsals for Don Quixote