Nasir Campbell is a native of Brooklyn, New York where he received his formal dance training under the mentorship of Joe Antony Cavise, and Jamel Gaines. He is the youngest of five children. Nasir began dancing at a tender age of 3 in his father’s church. He is a graduate from Dr. Susan S McKinney Secondary School of the Arts and graduated in May 2020 at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield where he worked with choreographers such as Thurman Katie Swords, Sidra Bell, Juel D. Lane, Paz, Maria Jimena, Douglas Becker, Sheridan Michael, and Gary W. Jeter II. Nasir had the opportunity to work with choreographers in Europe from the Pina Bausch dance school such as Daniel Condamine & Dominique Stringer. Nasir has had a chance to perform over the years at B.M.S community events, Help USA, churches events to name a few. Also, he love to perform for many community events and was asked to play Micheal Jackson in the Spike Lee Annual Michael Jackson events to name a few.
Nasir also received the Chancellor’s Endorsed Diploma for the Arts, Chancellor’s Rising Star award, Arts Achievements award, Legend in the making award, Community Service award and many more. In 2016 Nasir had the opportunity to worked with the Disney The Rafiki Lion King National Tour Company, Aubrey Lynch, and Dance Africa at B.A.M. He was a part of Creative Outlet, Asase Yaa African American Dance school to name a few. Nasir was a part of a great opportunity, where he got to learn and study George Balanchine technique from Heather Watts. He was also an intern at the Vail Dance Festival in Colorado under the leadership of Damian Woetzel.
Nasir is very dedicated, passionate, and determined to be an art professional that eats, sleeps and lives in the arts. In his choreographic works, he has embedded that fascination around being a black male artist in society along with an affinity for discovering what the body can do and theories. He is passionate about discovering the newness of what the body can do and finding newness in dance. Nasir loves giving back to his community and his long-term goal is to continue building his Maliek Dance Theater school in Brooklyn New York for those that would love to pursue the arts.