Lily McEvenue
Actor, Singer
ACTRA | CAEA
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”
– Ayn Rand
Lily McEvenue was born and raised in Owen Sound, Ontario until moving abroad to ballet school at the age of twelve. She studied at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada until the age of sixteen before transferring to Rosedale Heights School of the Arts. It was there that she began training in acting, singing, and musical theatre. She enriched her training through professional programs at the National Ballet School of Canada, The Juilliard School and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. After graduating high school, Lily danced for three seasons in the corps de ballets at Opera Atelier. She toured with them to the Royal Opera in Versailles, France, and to the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY. Lily’s most notable stage credit was playing Victoria (the white cat) in the NuMu Theatricals production of CATS, in Toronto. Other favourite credits include seasons with the Charlottetown Festival, Drayton Entertainment, and three seasons at the Stratford Festival (Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, The Music Man, and upcoming shows of Chicago and Frankenstein Revived.) Film/TV credits include Reign (CW network), Mary Kills People (Global TV), and most recently played a series regular ballet dancer on Netflix’s upcoming show Tiny Pretty Things. Outside of theatre, Lily is a certified Pilates instructor. During her two seasons at Stratford, Lily was awarded two Guthrie scholarships, and she used the funds to further her studies in Therapeutic Pilates and set up her own home studio space. Lily has a particular passion for using Pilates as a method of injury prevention and rehabilitation for performing artists. When she isn’t on stage, Lily enjoys teaching from her home studio space, playing ukelele, and taking long hikes with her partner, and pup.