Alexander Campbell. Photo: ©ROH / Johan Persson
The Sydney Eisteddfod team is proud to announce that Alexander Campbell has officially been confirmed as Sydney Eisteddfod’s newest ambassador.
As a principal of the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, Alexander has already established himself as one of the world’s greatest dancers of his generation and now embodies everything Sydney Eisteddfod stands for as an Ambassador for its annual festival.
Alexander spent a large part of his childhood dancing on Sydney Eisteddfod stages. Between 1996 and 2002, he won 31 awards and prizes on its stages, including The Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship for the best male dancer.
Having never forgotten all he learned competing in these events, Alexander says “being an ambassador gives me the opportunity to continue raising awareness and support for this great event, and it is a real pleasure to be formally recognised as an ambassador.”
He also says that Sydney Eisteddfod makes it possible for people to share their love of performing arts and thinks the most wonderful thing about it is that there are so many different positive experiences that an entrant can take by participating or even watching events.
“Young and emerging artists should enter Sydney Eisteddfod as it is a wonderful opportunity to perform in front of an audience,” he says. “In my opinion, the experience gained from exposure to a performance environment is invaluable.”
Alexander has a wealth of favourite memories of his time at Sydney Eisteddfod. “I met some wonderful people who I am still friends with to this day,” he says, “and I think that is something very special. My advice for first time performers is to prepare well and remind yourself of your own personal goals. As much as Sydney Eisteddfod is a competition, it is also a learning experience, so I would also advise them to be nice to everyone and have fun.”