Skylar Campbell was born in Laguna Beach, California and trained
at The V & T Dance Academy in Orange County, California. Mr. Campbell joined
The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2009 and was promoted to
Second Soloist in 2013.
Mr. Campbell’s repertoire includes the title role in the
Canadian premiere of Nijinsky, Alain in
La Fille mal gardée and Bluebird
pas de deux in The Sleeping Beauty as well as roles in Swan
Lake, Giselle, Romeo and
Juliet, A Month in the Country, Cinderella, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Onegin,
Don Quixote, Hamlet, The
Seagull, Elite Syncopations, Carmen, Pur ti Miro, Theme and Variations, The
Four Seasons, Emergence and the second detail. Recently, Mr.
Campbell debuted as Mercutio in Romeo and
Juliet by Alexei Ratmansky, Peter/The Nutcracker in The Nutcracker and danced in the North American Premiere of Spectre de la Rose by Marco Goecke as
well as the world premiere of ... black
night’s bright day ... choreographed by James Kudelka.
During his training, Mr. Campbell was one of the top ten male
finalists at the Prix de Lausanne and the Bronze Medal winner for pas de deux at
the Youth America Grand Prix.
“The most outstanding performance was by
Skylar Campbell – a Californian native – as Mercutio... A great combination of
inventive choreography and passionate performance, this Mercutio was the star
of the night.” BachTrack.com, 2014
“Skylar 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.” The Toronto Star, 2013
The Sleeping Beauty
“sheer avian excitement of Skylar Campbell’s debut Bluebird variation.” The Toronto Star, 2012