Scott McBurnie trained for seven years as a member of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, specialising in skills such as juggling, tumbling, mini trampoline, stilt walking, hoop diving, acrobatics and clowning. In 2001, Scott joined Strange Fruit, and continued to work as a performer, director and production manager with the company in more than 30 countries until 2020. Scott has taught with companies Seed Arts, Circus Oz, Kinder Circus, ACAPTA, Outback Theatre for Young People and the Flying Fruit Fly Circus.