Ranae Scott

My biggest passion has always been dance. Hip hop in particular.  In addition to my own study and performance, I have nearly a decade of experience teaching and choreographing.  I’ve spent years within the studio scene, working with a range of age groups and abilities to develop and perfect level-appropriate recital pieces; I’ve coached high school dance team for two seasons, both of which culminated at State; I’ve choreographed many works for high-level competitions, for teams and companies alike; and I’ve taught workshops/intensives throughout the Northwest (home).

I took a hiatus from dance when I discovered rock climbing. I needed a shift and decided to live on the road/enable constant change.  In lieu of dance, I practiced a lot more yoga.  While traveling, I became certified to teach.  I still teach yoga, but my passion for dance is obstinate.

Now, after three years living out of a car, I find myself settled in Bishop—the perfect place for most things I love.  A small, vibrant town with a driven community, but one striking downside:  few opportunities for creative arts. And my desire to dance still pesters.  Climbing, trail-running, and yoga can’t sate it.  And so I’ve brought dance here to the Eastern Sierra.  To adults who might already feel the same as I do, and to those who’ve never really had the opportunity.

My teaching style is relaxed.  My intention is to challenge, but in a space that enables positive learning:  all about compassion, body-love, and lots of laughs.  The only thing I take seriously is keeping judgment out the door.  (And myself, of course.)