Evan McKie was born in Toronto and received his dance training from Canada’s National Ballet School, The Kirov Academy of Ballet and the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany. Mr. McKie began his career as a member of the Stuttgart Ballet and was promoted to Principal Dancer after first portraying Kevin O'Day's Hamlet there in 2008. In 2012, Mr. McKie appeared with The National Ballet of Canada as a Guest Artist and became a Principal Guest Artist in 2013. In 2014, Karen Kain announced that he would be joining the company as a resident Principal Dancer.
Mr. McKie is also an acclaimed guest dancer with the Paris Opéra Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Tokyo Ballet, Universal Ballet and Ballet de Chile and continually performs in a variety of ballet galas and festivals around the world. Numerous in-demand choreographers who have created roles especially for him include Wayne McGregor, Marco Goecke, Mauro Bigonzetti, Christian Spuck, Kevin O'Day, Demis Volpi, Louis Stiens and Douglas Lee. Mr. McKie has also worked with legendary dance-makers John Neumeier, William Forsythe and the late Glen Tetley. “Of all of today's international dance stars, McKie is one of the very brightest” hailed Danse Magazine, Paris.
In 2012, Mr. McKie won Italy's prestigious ApuliArte prize for achievement in dance after dancing in Rudolf Nureyev's The Sleeping Beauty and John Cranko's Onegin. Germany's TANZ Magazine named him one of its International Dancers of the Year in 2013 and again in 2014. He has
also won critics choice nominations for Outstanding Male Dancer by London based dance critic Deborah
Weiss, New York based dance critic Wendy Perron and Paris based dance critic Laura
Cappelle in Dance Europe magazine in 2014.
Mr. McKie is a photographer, choreographer and a guest writer for Dance Magazine US and Japan. He is also a member of the Dance Media's international advisory board.
“... among the absolute best in the world.”
Dance Europe, 2014
“Evan McKie’s dancing buoys the spirit and is among the best on
Dance International Magazine, 2012
“Evan McKie’s performance at the Paris
Opera Ballet became the sensation of the season.”
Financial Times, 2011
“McKie is suitably imperial and imposing [as Diaghilev]…
flawless.’ The Globe and Mail, 2014