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Alexander Campbell

First Soloist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Alexander Campbell in action.
Alexander Campbell in Symphony in C, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Johan Persson, 2013

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 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. In 2003 he won silver medal at the Genée International Ballet Competition and was a finalist in the Prix de Lausanne. In 2005 he joined 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 at BRB his repertory included Romeo, Prince (The Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella) and Petrushka, and he created the roles of Young Man (Michael Corder's Le Baiser de la fée) and in 'Celeritas2' (David 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.

Videos

News and features

Gallery: Inside rehearsals for Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote

Gallery: Inside rehearsals for Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote

27 September 2013

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

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

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

30 April 2013

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

Watch: Christopher Wheeldon rehearsing Polyphonia

Watch: Christopher Wheeldon rehearsing Polyphonia

24 July 2012

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

Photos

Alexander Campbell, Solomon Golding, Donald Thom and Nicol Edmonds in Connectome, The Royal Ballet © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014

Alexander Campbell and Roberta Marquez in rehearsals for Don Quixote © ROH / Johan Persson 2013

Alexander Campbell in Symphony in C, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Johan Persson, 2013

Alexander Campbell and Itziar Mendizabal in Ceremony of Innocence, The Royal Ballet © Aldeburgh Music / Rob Marrison 2014

Itziar Mendizabal, Alexander Campbell, Deidre Chapman and Johannes Stepanek in Ceremony of Innocence, The Royal Ballet © Aldeburgh Music / Rob Marrison 2014

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

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 © ROH / Johan Persson 2013

Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Alice and Alexander Campbell as The Mad Hatter in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet © ROH / Johan Persson 2013

Alexander Campbell as The Mad Hatter in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet © ROH / Johan Persson 2013

Alexander Campbell as The Mad Hatter in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Royal Ballet © ROH / Johan Persson 2013

Alexander Campbell and Yuhui Choe in Voices of Spring © ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2013

Alexander Campbell as Hans Peter and Francesca Hayward as Clara in The Nutcracker © ROH / Tristram Kenton 2013

Alexander Campbell and Roberta Marquez in rehearsals for Don Quixote © ROH / Andrej Uspenski 2013

Alexander Campbell and Roberta Marquez in rehearsals for Don Quixote © ROH / Andrej Uspenski 2013

Alexander Campbell and Roberta Marquez in rehearsals for Don Quixote © ROH / Andrej Uspenski 2013

Francesca Hayward and Artists of The Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker © ROH / Tristram Kenton 2013

Alexander Campbell © Rob Moore

Alexander Campbell and Emma Maguire in In the Night, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2012

Emma Maguire and Alexander Campbell in The Nutcracker © ROH/Bill Cooper, 2012

Alexander Campbell, Dawid Trzensimiech and Itziar Mendizabal © Andrej Uspenski / ROH 2012

Dawid Trzensimiech and Alexander Campbell in Polyphonia © Bill Cooper/ROH 2012

Laura Morera, Alexander Campbell and Tristan Dyer in Viscera, The Royal Ballet © ROH/Andrej Uspenski, 2012