Vincent Hantam/ Lucy Ireland

Vincent Hantam
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.

Lucy Ireland
Lucy Ireland trained at the Dance School of Scotland and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating with a BA in Modern Ballet. In her final year at the RCS she undertook a company placement with Scottish Ballet, as well as being awarded a scholarship from the Veronica Bruce Memorial Trust. After graduating, Lucy was awarded the Dancers Emerging Bursary Scheme 2012/2013 at Dance Base and has since worked with many companies and choreographers as a freelance dancer: Scottish Opera - 'Ariodante' choreographed by Kally Lloyd-Jones, David Hughes Dance, Alan Greig Dance Theatre, Errol White Company (Evolve Apprenticeship), Michael Clark Company - The Barrowlands Project, a featured dancer in the film 'Sunshine On Leith' choreographed by Rosie Kay and Arthur Pita, and projects with Lewis Normand, Thomas Baylis, Emily-Jane Boyle, Clare Hughes and Matthew Hawkins.

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