Jemima tar­gets

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tu­tus, com­pe­ti­tion rib­bons and pic­tures of bal­leri­nas ev­ery­where you look.

When some of her broth­ers left home, Jemima in­stalled a barre in what is now her prac­tice room.

Danc­ing is also in the fam­ily genes – Jemima’s mother is a for­mer dancer, now a teacher. The daugh­ter is a much more de­ter­mined and am­bi­tious dancer than the mother was, Mrs Scott said.

‘‘It comes from in­stinct. She loves it; she never stops danc­ing. She’s very, very de­ter­mined.’’

Jemima had ben­e­fited from two su­perb teach­ers, Mrs Scott said – Lisa Lin­ney in Tawa un­til 2010, and now Paula Hunt.

Jemima, who prac­tises for an hour and a half ev­ery day, said she sim­ply loved danc­ing.

‘‘Some peo­ple think it’s bor­ing, but it’s good when you get into the higher grades. It’s much more fun, be­cause you get to go on pointe.’’

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Photo: ANDREA O’NEIL Photo: AM­BER GRIF­FIN

Wall to wall pink: Jemima Scott is sur­rounded by bal­let mem­o­ra­bilia and tro­phies in her girly Tawa bed­room.

Star in the mak­ing: Bal­le­rina Jemima Scott.

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