Skylar Campbell was born in Laguna Beach, California. He trained at The V & T Dance Academy in Orange County. In 2009, he became a YOU dance Apprentice and joined The National Ballet of Canada in 2011.
Campbell danced the role of Alain in La
Fille mal gardée and Blue Bird in
The Sleeping Beauty. He also danced in Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, Onegin,
Don Quixote and the second detail.
Campbell also performed in the world premiere of Romeo and Juliet by Alexei Ratmansky and in the North American
premieres of Alice’s Adventures in
Wonderland by Christopher Wheeldon and Hamlet
by Kevin O’Day.
his training, Mr. Campbell was a finalist at the Prix de Lausanne, as well as
one of the top ten male finalists and the Bronze Medal winner at the Youth
America Grand Prix.
Campbell, plucked from the corps and a decade younger, offers a different
dramatic perspective. His is a Nijinsky of childlike innocence, conveyed in dancing
of unaffected, almost angelic purity. He simply breaks your heart.”
Toronto Star, 2013
La Fille mal gardée
“It is Campbell’s endearing Alain, however, who touches the
heart. Looking awkward and sweet at the same time, Campbell moves through
Ashton’s limb and torso distortions with fluid ease, never losing his naivety.
He is definitely one to watch.”
The Globe and Mail, 2012
The Sleeping Beauty
“sheer avian excitement of Skylar Campbell’s debut Bluebird
The Toronto Star, 2012