Renate graduated cum laude from Brenau University in 1996, earning a Bachelor of Music-Vocal Performance degree. While growing up in Columbus, Georgia, Renate discovered an early love of the stage, performing in both operatic and theatrical events. Always driven by a passion for the Arts, when not performing on stage, she expressed her talent by choreographing routines for local youth dance troupes.
Renate’s first Zumba experience was in July 2011. With a passion to motivate, inspire and encourage others, she proceeded directly to earn her Zumba license to instruct on December 10, 2011. After attending the 2012 Zumba Instructor’s Convention, Renate’s licensing now includes Zumba Basic 1 and 2, Zumba Step and Sentao & ProSkills. She’s also an International Presenter on the Royal Caribbean Dance Fitness cruise 2017-2019. As well as Mixxedfit®️ National Trainer for the state of Georgia, Mixxedfit®️ Training & Development Director, Mixxedfit® National Trainer Head Coach & lastly was selected as Atlanta’s Best Dance Fitness Instructor 2018.
Renate and her husband of 31 years, Tavis, share their lives with two artistic and talented children, Tevin and Truth.
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.