Evan McKie is a Principal Dancer with Stuttgart Ballet, as well as being a photographer and choreographer. Mr McKie is also a guest writer for Dance Magazine, a member of their advisory board and writes frequently for Shinshokan Dance magazine.
Mr. 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. He has received critical acclaim for many roles including Hamlet, Onegin, Siegfried in Swan Lake, the Prince in The Sleeping Beauty and Albrecht in Giselle.
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. He is also the first and only Canadian to dance with Paris Opéra Ballet. “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 2013. He also won critics choice nominations for best dancer in Dance Europe magazine for his portrayals of Albrecht in Giselle and Lensky and Onegin in Onegin and the lead role in Paquita.
Mr. McKie’s made his debut with The National Ballet of Canada 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 in Giselle. In 2013, Mr. McKie became a Principal Guest Artist with the National Ballet.
McKie’s appearance as a Principal Guest Artist is made possible by a generous
donation from The Frank Gerstein Charitable Foundation.