65 Scarborough Beach Rd North Perth

Penelope Blanco

Born in Caracas, Venezuela Penelope began her ballet training at Nina Novak’s Ballet School and continued at Victor Ullate Ballet School in Madrid. She has danced with Ballet Contemporaneo de Caracas, National Ballet of Venezuela, Ballet Clasico de Camara, Compania de Danza de Madrid and Ontario Ballet Theatre.

Penelope has performed most of all the Classical repertoire under the guidance of her teacher Nina Novak and also had the opportunity to performed works by great choreographers such as: Vicente Nebrada, Neils Christie and Maria Eugenia Barrios. In 2004 she moved to Perth, where she joined the WA Ballet, performing many roles under the direction of Ivan Cavallary until 2008 when she retired.

As a ballet instructor she started teaching very early in her carrier. She taught professionally at the Quinte Ballet School of Canada. Penelope has completed her Cecchetti training, obtaining her associate diploma with honors in 2004. Since moving to Australia, she has tough for prestigious schools such as: WA Conservatoire for Classical Ballet, The Perth Ballet School, and The Graduate Collage of Dance. Following her dance carrier she completed a bachelor in sports Science in 2011 and she is currently undertaking a Masters in Research at Edith Cowan University investigating physiological parameters to improve dance performance in contemporary students.

Penelope teaches the AB/BE Ballet class on Saturdays from 9:30am-10:45AM