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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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.