Kevin D. Bowles was born in Ottawa and trained at
the Kanata Ballet
School, The Banff Centre, Canada’s National
Boston Conservatory and Boston
He joined The National Ballet of Canada in 2002, became a Second Soloist in
2006 and was promoted to Principal Character Artist in 2008.
As a Principal Character Artist, Mr. Bowles’ roles
include Uncle Nikoali in The Nutcracker,
Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and
Thomas in La Fille mal gardée. He has
performed featured roles in such varied works as Swan Lake, Giselle, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The
Taming of the Shrew, The Seagull, Hamlet, Balanchine’s Don Quixote, one hundred words for snow and A Delicate Battle.
He created roles in Cinderella, Monument, DEXTRIS
and Emergence and danced in the company premieres of Carmen, Petrouchka, A Footstep of Air and West Side Story Suite. Recently, Mr.
Bowles danced in the Canadian premiere of Nijinsky
by John Neumeier.
Mr. Bowles was awarded the William Marrié Award for
Dramatic Excellence for his creation of Beaujolais in An Italian Straw Hat in 2005.
La Fille mal gardée
“Bowles’s Thomas is suitably pompous, but he also shows
tremendous love for his klutzy nebbish of a son.” The Globe and Mail,
The Taming of the Shrew
“Kevin D. Bowles as Bianca’s other suitor, the bumbling Gremio, continues to remain solid in both technical and character dancing. He commands the stage whenever he is on it.” The Globe and Mail, 2007
“When Kevin D. Bowles'... Uncle Nikolai is a marvel. Bowles cleverly conveys the
fact that Nikolai is propelling the magic through his lightning-fast turns and
commanding port de bras.” The Globe and Mail, 2006