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  CONSTANCE 
  DEVERNAY-LAURENCE

Principal Dancer Stage & Screen
Actress

Yoga Instructor
Ballet Coach

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About Me.

Constance Devernay-Laurence is a Principal dancer, actress, yoga instructor and ballet coach currently working in London, NY and Paris. 

Born in Amiens, France, Constance trained at l'Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, and the English National Ballet School before joining the Scottish Ballet in 2008. 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, dancing the works of renowned choreographers such as Kenneth MacMillan, David Dawson, George Balanchine, Christopher Bruce, Peter Darrell, Crystal Pite, William Forsythe, Christopher Hampson and Helen Pickett.

 

Her ability to embody the emotional depth of each character and translate it into breathtaking movements has captivated audiences worldwide in many ballets, including Swan Lake, Mayerling, Coppélia, The Snow Queen, The Nutcracker, and more. 

Recognised 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 and won the 2022 National Dance Critics Circle Award for Best Female Classical Performance for her role of Swanilda in Coppélia. 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 dancer and actress, she is also passionate about sharing her knowledge and expertise with aspiring dancers, promoting a healthy ballet dancer image. 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.

Constance co-directs Ballet Grand Prix, Scotland an empowering ballet competition held in the UK, where young dancers can showcase their talent, express themselves and experience the thrill of the stage. Ballet Grand Prix supports the next generation of dancers, offering bursaries, prizes, coaching and masterclasses. 

Constance has been practising Yoga alongside her career and passed her Yoga Level 3 Instructor diploma in 2018. 

Constance also holds 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

‘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
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