Constance trained at the English National Ballet School. She appeared in the end of year performances in Lichine’s bal des cadets and Eagling’s Troppo Allegro and also in the annual show at Rosella Hightower School. Here, she appeared in the schools productions of Giselle and Don Quixote.
Constance joined Scottish Ballet as a guest artist in Autumn 2008, and joined the Company permanently in June 2009. She has danced in Page's Pennies From Heaven, Cinderella (Spring), The Nutcracker (Bad Snowflake), The Sleeping Beauty (Pina, Red Riding Hood), Fearful Symmetries and Cheating, Lying, Stealing, Forsythe's Workwithinwork, Balanchine's Rubies, Pastor's In Light and Shadow, Ashton's Scènes de Ballet, Alston's Carmen, MacMillan's Song of the Earth, Meckler/Lopez Ochoa's A Streetcar Named Desire, Martin Lawrance's Run For It, Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling, James Cousins’ Still It Remains, Christopher Bruce’s Shift, Christopher Hampson’s Silhouette and The Rite of Spring, Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations and Christopher Hampson’s Hansel & Gretel.
Constance was promoted to Soloist in March 2014.
Why did you become a dancer?
My parents took me to watch The Nutcracker in Paris Opera and that’s all it took; I was hooked! I knew there and then that’s what I wanted to do.
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Watch Constance in rehearsals for Romeo & Juliet as part of our rehearsal film series.
Trailer for Matthew Bourne's Highland Fling, featuring Constance Devernay.
Constance debuted in the Bad Snowflake role in The Nutcracker
HANSEL & GRETEL 2013/14
. The Herald, 23 Dec 2013 – Constance Devernay (Gretel) is a splendid bossy boots, forever on Hansel's case.
. The Arts Desk, 27 Dec 2013 – Constance Devernay’s Gretel is a particular star for her fresh energy and expansive jumps.
THE RITE OF SPRING 2013
. DanceTabs, 2 Oct 2013 – There’s a key moment early on when both kneel and bow down, as if in obeisance to some greater force. As the [Constance] enters over the rear ramp, dressed in a white tunic, her name evidently bears significance. At first, to plangent music for the basson, she treats both brothers equally before driving them literally up the wall. On pointe, she is delicate and athletic, her legs and feet like weapons.
THE NUTCRACKER 2009/10
. The Herald, 6 January 2010 – Constance Devernay debuts in the Bad Snowflake role with spirited spiky malevolence.