First Soloist of The Royal Ballet
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.
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