WELLBEING

Born in Amiens, France, Constance fell in love with the world of dance, performance and fitness. Her wish and determination to become a professional ballerina led her to train pre-professionally at the Rosella Hightower school in Cannes, then at the English National Ballet School, in London.

 

Constance joined The Scottish Ballet permanently in 2009, was promoted to Soloist in 2014 and became a Principal dancer in 2016. Some of her highlights include: Odette/Odile, Swan Lake (choreography David Dawson), The Sugar Plum fairy in The Nutcracker (choreography Peter Darrell), Cinderella and The Snow Queen (both choreographed by Christopher Hampson). She has been practicing Yoga alongside her career and passed her Yoga Level 3 instructor diploma in 2018. Constance is currently studying for a Bachelor of Science in Sport, Fitness and Coaching and also teaches all level ballet classes and workshops. More recently, in 2020 Constance has achieved her meditation diploma. 

Constance is a very passionate artist, always seeking to inspire her audience both on and off the stage.

Constance Devernay

Principal Ballerina, Teacher, Yoga Instructor & Coach

Volunteer

Barry Drummond

Freelance Dance Artist & Mobility Specialist

Barry began his training in his hometown of Callander in Scotland before accepting a place at The Royal Ballet Upper School in London. During his time at RBS he was awarded a commendation at the Young British Dancer of the Year Awards and won the Lynn Seymour Award for most expressive dancer. 

In 2010 he joined English National Ballet and was promoted to First Artist in 2015 before leaving the company in 2020.

 

He has danced works by many notable choreographers including Akram Khan, Roland Petit, Russell Maliphant and Pina Bausch and has danced soloist and principal roles in ballets by Sir Kenneth McMillan, Derek Deane, Wayne Eagling, Aszure Barton, Itzik Galilli, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Christopher Wheeldon and William Forsythe. 

Barry was also a mentor for English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer Competition and a guest teacher for ENB YouthCo and Central School of Ballet.

Alongside being a freelance performer, Barry is also a mobility and dance conditioning coach. With a heavy focus on building strength without inhibiting movement and restoring optimal function to joints, he helps dancers supplement their training by becoming robust and resilient movers. 

Phoebe trained at Northern Ballet and Rambert School before joining Verve, the post graduate company at Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2020.

During the pandemic, Phoebe qualified as a Vinyasa Yoga instructor and has been teaching yoga throughout lockdown to support her career and develop her own practice alongside this.

 

Each of Phoebe's classes is different and the practice is dynamic, strong and flowy but with plenty of time to unwind, relax and recharge at the end.

Phoebe Higgins

Dance Artist & Yoga Instructor