Scottish Ballet is pleased to announce a series of dancer promotions and new appointments, made by Scottish Ballet CEO / Artistic Director Christopher Hampson.


Bethany Kingsley-Garner and Constance Devernay have been promoted to Principal dancers. Bethany first joined Scottish Ballet in 2007 and was promoted to Soloist in 2013. Constance has been with Scottish Ballet since autumn 2008 as a guest artist, before joining the Company permanently in June 2009. She was promoted to Soloist in 2014.

Marge Hendrick, Araminta Wraith, Jamiel Laurence and Nicholas Shoesmith have been promoted to Soloists.

Claire Souet, Madeline Squire, Thomas Edwards, Evan Loudon and Rimbaud Patron have been promoted to First Artists.

Scottish Ballet CEO/Artistic Director Christopher Hampson said:“Bethany and Constance have wowed critics and audiences alike with their performances over the past few years and I am thrilled to mark the development of their careers by appointing them Principal dancers with Scottish Ballet. Likewise, I am thrilled with all the promotions given this season. The dancers have earned these promotions through their consistent hard work and dedication.”


Luke Schaufuss will be joining Scottish Ballet as a Soloist. Part of the Schaufuss ballet dynasty, Luke currently dances with Birmingham Royal Ballet and will join Scottish Ballet on 4 July.

Mia Thompson and Roseanna Leney will join Scottish Ballet as Artists after the summer break. Grace Paulley, who joined the Company in February, will remain with Scottish Ballet on a permanent basis.

Photo by Christina Riley.

Back L-R

Marge Hendrick, Nicholas Shoesmith, Bethany Kingsley-Garner, Constance Devernay, Rimbaud Patron, Evan Loudon, Araminta Wraith

Front L-R
Madeline Squire, Claire Souet