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Local Chick – Renee Scott from Bondi Beach

By James Hutton on March 16, 2016 in People

Photo: Grant Brooks

Photo: Grant Brooks

Former professional ballet dancer Renee Scott is the owner of Barre Attack Teacher Training and Balance Moves Pilates and Barre Studio on Hall Street in Bondi Beach. She shares her local favourites with The Beast…

How long have you lived here?
I have lived here for 12 years and I love it. When you move to Bondi, you buy a lifestyle. I walk everywhere and have everything I desire at my fingertips.

What’s your favourite beach?
I really enjoy hanging out at North Bondi. I would like to say I’m with the cool kids on the grassy knoll, but the reality is I’m normally running after my two year-old girl.

What’s your favourite eatery?

I’m a huge fan of Gertrude & Alice Bookstore. They are lovely and do the best chai ever! You will also find me having a Bellini and schnitzel at Bill’s and sitting at Earth Food Store with a rice ball and juice.

Where do you like to have a drink?
When the sun is shining I like rolling off the beach for margaritas at Beach Burrito or the Bucket List.

Do you have a favourite sporting team?
I was a professional ballet dancer so my favourite dance companies would be Hamburg Ballet, Australian Ballet, and the Netherlands Dance Theatre.

What music are you into at the moment?
Whatever pops up on Spotify. This usually includes Jonas Blue, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Adele, Sia, and I like some oldies but goodies like Lenny Kravitz, Erykah Badu and Coldplay.

Who is your favourite person?
My daughter Olivia, followed closely by my husband and mum. They are my cheerleaders; they push, challenge, love and support me in all the right ways.

What do you get up to on the weekends?
I have developed the first Australian based Barre Teacher Training program called Barre Attack. I’m normally travelling interstate empowering instructors to reach new heights in business, personal growth and education.

What do you do for work?
I own Barre Attack Teacher Training and Balance Moves Pilates and Barre Studio on Hall Street in Bondi Beach. I love what I do, and that reflects in the standard of our staff and the experience of our loyal, loving customers.

What’s your favourite thing about your work?

I educate and empower people and I create an environment where people feel safe, happy and connected to an amazing local community while guiding them to be the best they can be.

Do you have a favourite quote?
“Live the life you love” and “Life is not a dress rehearsal”

Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast?
You can do anything in life, it just depends how much you really want it. Sometimes through movement, creativity, art and meditation, you can find the answers or the contentment you are looking for.