Princess Grace Award:
Dance Honorarium, 2011
Nigel Campbell was born and raised in The Bronx, New York. He began his training at Creative Outlet Dance Theater and is a graduate of LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts (04’), and of The Juilliard School (08’), under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes.
While at Juilliard, Nigel joined the Metropolitan Opera Ballet as a soloist dancer, for their production of Aida. Upon graduation, he moved to Saarbruecken, Germany to join the Saarlandisches Staatstheater/ Donlon Dance Company, under the direction of Marguerite Donlon. In 2010, Nigel moved to Chicago, Illinois to dance for Luna Negra Dance Theater, under the Direction of Gustavo Ramirez Sansano. While in his first season at Luna, Nigel was the proud recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Award 2011. In April 2013, Nigel joined the world renowned GöteborgsOperans DansKompani in Gothenburg, Sweden, under the direction of Adolphe Binder. He is currently in his second season as a soloist dancer with the company. Nigel has been blessed to dance the works of choreographers including Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, Robert Battle, Kurt Jooss, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Marguerite Donlon, Alan Lucien Øyen, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Fernando Melo, Kyle Abraham and Aszure Barton among many others.
He has had the pleasure of setting Sansano’s works in the U.S.A. and as a master teacher has given workshops, throughout the United States and abroad, at many respected institutions including Springboard Danse Montreal, The Playground NYC, The Juilliard School, LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts, and The Balett Akademien Göteborg.
Committed to out reach and giving back to the communities that nurtured him, Nigel has also devoted his time to working with the NYC Board of Education to help bring dance to inner city public schools in The Bronx and Brooklyn. He works frequently with Creative Outlet, the local studio where he started, as a teacher, choreographer, and mentor to help train the next generation of young artists.
Additionally, Nigel has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including a National YoungArts Level 1 Award and a NAACP ACT-SO Gold Medal. He is a 2004 Presidential Scholar in the Arts and at 17, was featured on the National PBS documentary “American Talent”
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