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. German TANZ Magazine named him one of its International Dancers of the Year in 2013 and again in 2014. He also won critics choice nominations for best dancer in Dance Europe magazine, London for his portrayals of Albrecht in Giselle, Onegin and Lensky in Onegin and the lead role in Paquita.
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.