A Fellow of the ISTD, Penny trained at London College of Dance and Drama, later becoming a freelance teacher in and around London. She had her school in South Buckinghamshire for 10 years. Penny taught Classical Greek at the Royal Ballet School White Lodge. A committee member of the Classical Greek Dance Association Faculty for a number of years, she is now the Secretary. She was also one of the original members of Faculty Link and part of the team who has created the Medal Test syllabi. She is currently teaching in Shropshire.