After pursuing a professional dancing career in the eastern states, Renate returned to Perth and founded Dance Venture in 1980. Starting with only six students, the school has developed and grown over almost four decades to become what it is today. Renate has assisted many young people in their endeavours and former students are working in choreographic, teaching and dancing careers throughout Australia and overseas. Renate was employed for over 20 years at John Curtin College of Performing Arts as a specialist ballet teacher and choreographer. She is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance and is often asked to ‘Guest Teach’ at R.A.D scholarships and events. She has adjudicated at ballet competitions. She has worked as ballet mistress for Perth City Ballet and choreographed for musical comedy and drama.