Khalia Campbell

CBS 2 News - Alvin Ailey Dance Theater's Holiday Engagement Returns, with Bronx Dancer Khalia Campbell in Featured Role

CBS 2 News - Alvin Ailey Dance Theater's Holiday Engagement Returns, with Bronx Dancer Khalia Campbell in Featured Role

NEW YORK -- The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's holiday engagement is now underway at New York City Center. From now until Dec. 24, you can catch 10 works created by founder Alvin Ailey. But a new piece called "Busk" choreographed by Aszure Barton includes a Bronx native in a featured role. Featured dancer Khalia Campbell joined CBS2 to discuss the show and her passion for dance.

The Cut - Alvin Ailey Dancer Khalia Campbell Talks Faith, Skin Care, Self-Discovery

The Cut - Alvin Ailey Dancer Khalia Campbell Talks Faith, Skin Care, Self-Discovery

Few dance companies are more prestigious and competitive to get into than Manhattan-based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. So, despite years of training and confidence in the skills she’d honed, Bronx native Khalia Campbell was stunned when she was asked to join in 2018. “I cried and cried,” she says. “I was totally in shock, but I was elated and I was grateful. I think that’s the best word to describe the feeling I had — grateful. One could say that it was destined to be.” “I don’t come from a musical background, but my dad was pretty musically inclined,” Campbell says of her father, who died when she was 1. “He was a DJ and he also played the drums. He used to put his headsets around my mom’s stomach when she was pregnant with me, so I just came out being able to listen to rhythm and move to it."

Town & Country - Amazing Grace - Still, We Dance: An Ode To The Deliverance And Joy Of Self-Expression

Town & Country - Amazing Grace - Still, We Dance: An Ode To The Deliverance And Joy Of Self-Expression

Every year, in theaters and concert halls around the globe, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater takes audiences to church. Not just any house of worship, but the working-class, Black, Southern temples of rural Texas. The gospel they see and feel is Revelations, the company’s signature dance, which has been staged more often than the troupe’s other celebrated works, for some 25 million fans. This year Revelations turns 60, and it has lost none of its incantatory power.

Katie Couric Media - Judith Jamison Of Alvin Ailey Offers Advice To Next-Generation Dancers

Katie Couric Media - Judith Jamison Of Alvin Ailey Offers Advice To Next-Generation Dancers

Judith Jamison is one of the most accomplished modern dancers and choreographers of all time. After joining the @Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1965, she achieved international fame and went on to earn the Kennedy Center Honor and a National Medal of Arts. Although she is now the Artistic Director Emerita at Alvin Ailey, to up and coming Ailey dancers like Khalia Campbell, she is simply Ms. Jamison. In this episode of Thank You Notes, Khalia reads a thank you note to Ms. Jamison.

Dance Magazine - 25 To Watch

Dance Magazine - 25 To Watch

Khalia Campbell: Emotions flood through Khalia Campbell's every move. As "the umbrella woman" in Ailey's Revelations, her torso and arms ripple with joy. As a soloist in Darrell Grand Moultrie's Ounce of Faith, she turns heads with dancing that's smooth and silky, yet sharp and purposeful.

CBS New York - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Heads to Lincoln Center

CBS New York - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Heads to Lincoln Center

New York (CBSNewYork) - The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has been entertaining audiences across the globe for decades, and this weekend the highly acclaimed company comes to Lincoln Center's David H. Koch theater. CBS2's Cindy Hsu was joined by the three newest Company members, Khalia Campell, Christopher R. Wilson and Courtney Celeste Spears for a special preview.