Principal Dancer EVAN McKIE is leaving the Stuttgart Ballet after 13 years, and returning to his hometown and the National Ballet of Canada. Born in TORONTO and educated at Canada’s National Ballet School, 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. He has appeared with Moscow’s Bolshoi, the Paris Opera Ballet, and companies in South America and Japan. With the renowned Stuttgart Ballet, he performed in many commissioned new works.
Artistic Director, National Ballet of Canada, KAREN KAIN: “Evan is a very intelligent dancer and has the spirit of a true artist. He loves the contemporary and the process of creation but also absolutely embodies the danseur noble.” EVAN McKIE; “The National Ballet has a rich history and its own strong identity. It has a bright future. I’m excited that I’ll be a part of it.” <PHOTOS – Aleksandar Antonijevic and Patricio Melo>