Vincent Hantam/ Lauren Vincent
Vincent is from South Africa and danced most of the principal roles with Scottish Ballet from 1975-1991. He is best remembered for his Spectre De La Rose, Mercutio and Romeo in Romeo & Juliet and many more. Vincent has performed with many companies both locally and on the international stage. He has produced many ballets for various companies including O'Caritas from Peter Darrell, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty (Act III) and Othello. Although he still dances, it is his teaching that makes him so popular both locally and abroad. He is delighted to be teaching the professional classes and especially looking forward to the community adult classes. In September 2012 Vincent became the first "Artist In Residence" at the University of Edinburgh.
Lauren is an Edinburgh-based dance artist and is a graduate of the BA (Hons) Ballet Education course at the Royal Academy of Dance, London. She is a registered RAD ballet teacher and she holds ISTD qualifications in both modern and tap dance. Since graduating in 2007 from the RAD, she has been teaching abroad and in the U.K. in Bristol, Bermuda, Canada and most recently Dubai so has quite a broad range of experience teaching ballet, tap, modern and jazz dance in various contexts.
She has recently returned to her home city of Edinburgh to complete her Msc Dance Science and Education with QTS teaching pathway at the University of Edinburgh and is teaching ballet part time alongside her studies. Lauren believes in the power of dance to make a difference in everyone’s lives.