Skylar Campbell

Principal Dancer

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Skylar Campbell was born in Laguna Beach, California and trained with Victor and Tatiana Kasatsky and mentor and coach David Allan in Orange County, California. He joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2009 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2018.

“brilliant performance by Skylar Campbell who perfectly interpreted Nijinsky… excels not only with his technical precision and virtuosity, but especially by his ability to give himself completely to the role, embodying Nijinsky”
Res Musica

Skylar created the title role in the world premiere of Pinocchio by Will Tuckett and has danced the title roles in Nijinsky and Le Petit Prince. His repertoire includes Peter/The Nutcracker in The Nutcracker, Mercutio and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, Jack/The Knave of Hearts and Lewis Carroll/The White Rabbit in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Hilarion in Giselle, Camille de Rosillon in The Merry Widow, Alain in La Fille mal gardée, Gurn in La Sylphide, Florizel in The Winter’s Tale, Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty, Puck in The Dream, Levin in Anna Karenina and Alan in A Streetcar Named Desire. He has also danced roles in Swan Lake, Cinderella, Onegin, Manon, A Month in the Country, Don Quixote, Hamlet, The Seagull, Frame by Frame, Theme and Variations, Tarantella, Chaconne, Etudes, Paquita, The Four Seasons, The Second Detail, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Chroma, Genus, Piano Concerto #1, Symphony # 9, Spectre de la Rose, Allegro Brillante, Angels’ Atlas, Emergence, Cacti, Petite Mort, Being and Nothingness, Paz de la Jolla, Night, The Dreamers Ever Leave You, Elite Syncopations, The Concert and Orpheus Alive.

Skylar was awarded the Bronze Medal in the Pas de Deux category at the Youth American Grand Prix in 2009 and was a finalist in the prix de Lausanne the same year. He also won the My Theatre Award for the Best Ballet Performance in Robert Binet’s Unearth and has been recognized by Dance Magazine as one of 25 Dancers to Watch. In 2011, he was the recipient of the William Marrié Award for Dramatic Excellence for his role as Alain in La Fille mal gardée.

Skylar is the Director/Founder of Skylar Campbell Dance Collective; a nonprofit aiming to unite and collaborate with artists from across North America.

Skylar Campbell is sponsored through Dancers First by Tricia Younger.

Quick Facts

Born: Laguna Beach, California
Trained: With Victor and Tatiana Kasatsky in Orange County, California
Joined: 2009
Principal Dancer since: 2018


Romeo and Juliet
“The most outstanding performance was by Skylar Campbell – a California native – as Mercutio. He had the room roaring with laughter and applause for his antics. A great combination of inventive choreography and passionate performance, this Mercutio was the star of the night.”

The Dream
“Campbell has the sort of presence that’s hard to pin down. You could call him a magnetic performer, but that doesn’t do justice to the way he makes every technical detail speak... He’s one of the company’s most exciting rising stars.”
— The Globe and Mail

“Skylar Campbell gives heartbreakingly poignant portrayal of wooden wannabe boy from fairy tale.”
— Toronto Star