Skylar Campbell was born in Laguna Beach, California and trained with Victor and Tatiana Kasatsky in Orange County, California. Mr. Campbell 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”
Recently, Mr. Campbell debuted as Camille de Rosillon in The Merry Widow and Jack/The Knave of Hearts in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He 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 in Romeo and Juliet, Hilarion in Giselle, 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, Alan in A Streetcar Named Desire and Lewis Carroll/The White Rabbit in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Mr. Campbell 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, Paquita, The Four Seasons, The Second Detail, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Chroma, Genus, Symphony # 9, Spectre de la Rose, Allegro Brillante, Emergence, Cacti, Being and Nothingness, Paz de la Jolla, Night and The Dreamers Ever Leave You.
Mr. Campbell 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 in 2009. He also won the MyTheatre 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, Mr. Campbell was the recipient of the William Marrié Award for Dramatic Excellence for his role as Alain in La Fille mal gardée.
Skylar Campbell is sponsored through Dancers First by Tricia Younger.
Born: Laguna Beach, California
Trained: With Victor and Tatiana Kasatsky in Orange County, California
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.”
“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