Constance Devernay-Laurence is a Principal dancer, yoga instructor and ballet coach.
Constance was born in Amiens, France and joined the Scottish Ballet in 2008 after graduating from English National Ballet School. She was promoted to Soloist in 2014 and to Principal dancer in 2016.
Throughout her career, Constance Devernay-Laurence has performed a wide range of classical and contemporary roles. She has danced the works of renowned choreographers such as Kenneth MacMillan, David Dawson, George Balanchine, Christopher Bruce, Peter Darrell, Crystal Pite, and Helen Pickett among others.
Her ability to embody the emotional depth of each character and translate it into breathtaking movements has captivated audiences worldwide in various ballets, including Swan Lake, Coppélia, The Snow Queen, The Nutcracker, and more.
Recognized for her impeccable technique, expressive range, and radiant stage presence, Constance has received accolades and critical acclaim throughout her career, notably 2 national dance awards nominations.
Her performances have left a lasting impression on audiences, who are moved by her grace, precision, and ability to convey profound emotions through dance.
While Constance's primary focus is her career as a principal dancer, she is also passionate about sharing her knowledge and expertise with aspiring dancers. Through masterclasses and workshops, she imparts her wisdom, nurturing the next generation of talent and inspiring them to reach new heights in their own dance journeys.
Most recently she is the co-director of Ballet Grand Prix, Scotland a ballet competition which takes place in Dundee and supports the further training of young dancers and offers them a platform to learn and perform.
Constance has been practising Yoga alongside her career and passed her Yoga Level 3 Instructor diploma in 2018.
Constance recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sport, Fitness and Coaching and teaches all-level ballet classes and workshops.
‘Constance Devernay-Laurence is a plucky Swanhilda...so steely-precise, so lightning-fast are her turns’
Jess and Morg, Coppélia
‘Devernay is now dramatically at the top of her game and the company – just stunning.’
Helen Pickett, The Crucible
‘Constance Devernay, as the Snow Queen, dances with effortless elegance, and her elevation in the batterie and amazing flexibility are a pleasure to watch.’
Peter Darrell, The Nutcracker