Evan McKie

Evan McKie 2013-14 Photo Credits

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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    Evan McKie Sleeping Beauty 1

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

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    Evan McKie headshot

    Evan McKie. Photo courtesy of Stuttgart Ballet.

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. A former Principal Dancer with Stuttgart Ballet, Mr. McKie danced with the company from 2001 to 2014. In 2012, Mr. McKie joined The National Ballet of Canada as a Guest Artist and became a Principal Guest Artist in 2013. In 2014, Mr. McKie joined the company as a Principal Dancer. 

Mr. McKie made his debut with the National Ballet in 2011 with The Sleeping Beauty, which marked the first time he danced in Canada since he was a child. Since then, he has appeared with the company as Albrecht in Giselle, Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty, Lensky in Onegin and Siegfried in Swan Lake. 

Choreographers who have created roles especially for Mr. McKie include Wayne McGregor, Marco Goecke, Mauro Bigonzetti, Christian Spuck, Kevin O'Day and Douglas Lee. Mr. McKie has also worked with John Neumeier and the late Glen Tetley. Most recently, he was a guest artist with Bolshoi Ballet, Tokyo Ballet, Universal Ballet and Ballet de Chile. “Of all of today's dance stars, McKie is one of the very brightest” hailed Danse Magazine, Paris. 

Mr. McKie is the winner of the prestigious ApuliArte prize for achievement in dance and German TANZ Magazine named him one of the Dancers of the Year in 2013. He also won critics choice nominations for best dancer in Dance Europe magazine for his portrayals of Albrecht in Giselle, Lensky and Onegin in Onegin and the lead role in Paquita. 

Mr. McKie is a photographer, choreographer and a guest writer for Dance Magazine. He is also a member of the Dance Magazine advisory board and writes frequently for Shinshokan Dance magazine.