From Sydney Australia, Evan received his early classical training under Tanya Pearson at her Classical Training Academy in Sydney. He entered the MacDonalds Ballet Scholarship at the Sydney Opera House and won the Boys Scholarship as well as competing and progressing to the finals of the Youth America Grand Prix in New York where he received a three year (2010-2013) scholarship to the Royal Ballet Upper School in London from which he graduated in July 2013.
In his graduate year, Evan represented the school dancing Frederick Ashton's Rhapsody pas de deux for the Paris Opera Ballet Tricentenary Gala at the Palais Garnier, as well as the Vaganova Academy 275 Year Anniversary Gala in St Petersburg.
Evan joined Scottish Ballet in August 2013.
Why did you become a dancer?
I started ballet when I was 7 years old. I had been doing gymnastics since the age of 5 and the instructor noticed that I was especially fond of the floor, rhythmic and tumbling exercises. He suggested to my parents that they try me in dance as well as gymnastics. Around this time, we went on a holiday with family friends. I was jumping over large puddles with my friend and his mother, a ballet enthusiast, started nagging my mother to enrol me in ballet classes, insisting I try a few classes. She even went as far as to enquire about ballet schools in Sydney and sent all the info through to my mum! Eventually, I did try a class at the Tanya Pearson Academy in Sydney and I was hooked forever on what was to become my passion.