Alexander Campbell

Principal of The Royal Ballet
Alexander Campbell as Des Grieux in Manon
Alexander Campbell as Des Grieux in Manon
Alexander Campbell as Des Grieux in Manon


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 Birmingham Royal Ballet (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 Florimund (The Sleeping Beauty), Prince and Hans-Peter/Nutcracker (The Nutcracker), Albrecht (Giselle), Des Grieux and Lescaut (Manon), Colas (La Fille mal gardée), Oberon (The Dream), Basilio (Don Quixote), Franz (Coppélia), Magician/Mad Hatter and Lewis Carroll/White Rabbit (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland), Florizel (The Winter’s Tale), Young Man (Two Pigeons), Jack (Sweet Violets), Emble (The Age of Anxiety), Officer (Anastasia), Pedro (Like Water for Chocolate), The Prince (Cinderella) and roles in Dances at a Gathering, Tarantella, ‘Emeralds’ and ‘Rubies’ (Jewels), Voices of Spring, Tarantella, In the Night, Connectome, Ceremony of Innocence, Within the Golden Hour, Woolf Works, Carbon Life and Scènes de ballet. His role creations include Henry Clerval (Frankenstein) and in Obsidian Tear

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Watch Alexander in performances on Royal Opera House Stream. You can also watch his exclusive interview, as part of the Spotlight on... series.

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Spotlight on... Alexander Campbell

20 minutes

Alexander Campbell discusses his career as a Principal dancer in this new series, exclusively on Royal Opera House Stream.

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