Since 1988, Evans has enjoyed a successful career as an internationally known choreographer, performer, rehearsal director and master teacher. Originally from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Evans was named a Presidential Scholar in Dance at WMU. He finished the University’s academic requirements for dance in 1988, but left prior to graduating to pursue performance opportunities. He returned to WMU in 2000 to complete his degree requirements.
As a dancer, Evans has performed with many well-known dance companies, including the Cori Terry/Wellspring Dance Collaborative, the River North Chicago Dance Company and Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago. He has toured the country with Sweet Charity as the dance captain and in the role of Big Daddy. He has been featured in commercials for JC Penny, K-Mart, Levi, and Intel and has performed with a host of recording artists, including Liza Minnelli, Dionne Warwick, and Michael Jackson.
Evans’ work as a choreographer is equally varied and diverse. He has created works for Motion Mania Dance Theatre in Maryland, the Monthey Dance Center in Switzerland and for the WMU Department of Dance, to name but a few. He has choreographed numerous industrials for companies such as Footlocker, ATT, Reebok, Nautica, and Nike as well as for several musicals. His work as an assistant choreographer for the off-Broadway musical Four Guys Named Jose was honored with an HOLA nomination and he was one of four choreographers featured in the Emmy winning PBS documentary about the River North Chicago Dance Company. He was a co-choreographer the 2005 European Youth Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony in Switzerland.