Khalia Campbell

2021 Princess Grace Award
Nominated by: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
John and Jenny Paulson Dance Honor


Khalia Campbell (Bronx, NY), is currently a professional dancer with the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School. Following her professional studies at The Dance Theatre of Harlem, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and The Ailey School, she was selected to be a part of the International Taiwan tour of the award-winning musical Aida and joined Ailey 2. During her time at Alvin Ailey, Ms. Campbell has performed in over 10 countries, assisted the legendary Judith Jamison, and was recognized as one of Dance Magazine’s 2020 “Top 25 to Watch” after just two seasons. Ms. Campbell has also performed with companies including Kymera Dance, Dance Iquail, was featured in the 40th anniversary of The Wiz, and guested with Richard Siegal’s Ballet of Difference in Munich, Germany. She continues to be purposeful in her God given gifts to inspire the next generation and change the world.  

Photo credit: Khalia in red dress by Andrew Eccles, Khalia jumping by Justin Reid