Evan McKie

Evan McKie 2013-14 Photo Credits

Evan McKie. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

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    EM 2014/15

    Evan McKie. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

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    MCKKE 2013 3

    Evan McKie. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

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    Evan McKie Sleeping Beauty 3

    Evan McKie in The Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic. 

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    Evan McKie Sleeping Beauty 2

     Evan McKie and Greta Hodgkinson in The Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic. 

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    SWAN4 2014 17

    Svetlana Lunkina and Evan McKie in Swan Lake. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

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    SWA4 2014 2

    Evan McKie in Swan Lake. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

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    Evan McKie in Onegin. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

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    Evan McKie Sleeping Beauty 1

     Evan McKie in rehearsal for The Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Bruce Zinger. 

Biography

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. 

Quotes

“... among the absolute best in the world.” Dance Europe, 2014 

Evan McKie’s dancing buoys the spirit and is among the best on display anywhere.”
Dance International Magazine, 2012
 

“Evan McKie’s performance at the Paris Opera Ballet became the sensation of the season.”
Financial Times, 2011
 

Nijinsky 
“McKie is suitably imperial and imposing [as Diaghilev]… flawless.’ The Globe and Mail, 2014