About Penny

Penny MurrayA study and exploration of human movement has formed the basis of Penny’s professional career with her passion for Pilates becoming a natural progression from a career in dance.

Having studied dance and Pilates since the early 1990’s, Penny developed a thorough understanding of how beneficial Pilates could be in maintaining a healthy body, improving strength and preventing injury.

Following graduation from the Australian Ballet School with an Advanced Diploma in Dance, Penny was awarded a scholarship to dance with The Boston Ballet. Continuing to dance with Opera Australia on a casual basis, she has performed in various productions including Fledermaus, Rinaldo, Lakme and Julius Caesar.

Penny attained a Graduate Certificate in the Pilates Method (UTS) in 2001, receiving the honour of dux of her year. Her love of movement and the human body has created an enthusiasm for teaching and conveying the benefits of movement through Pilates.

Over the past seven years, Penny has furthered her experience by working alongside leading Pilates practitioners throughout Sydney and in Vancouver, Canada. She continues to develop her skills with a particular interest in rehabilitation through ongoing education and movement exploration.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Certificate in the Pilates Method, UTS
  • Advanced Diploma of Dance (Australian Ballet School )
  • Practitioner Level 4 - Member of the Australian Pilates Method Association
  • Senior First Aid (St Johns Ambulance)

 

Testimonials

“Penny’s knowledge of the human body and how it moves is nothing short of extraordinary, but it is her ability to impart this knowledge to her clients in a clear, concise and creative manner which makes her teaching style truly unique.

The opportunity to learn Pilates from Penny is a life changing experience!”

Joanne Sutton- Pilates Instructor/Dance Teacher
APMA Level 1 Instructor
Assoc Dip. Performing Arts UNSW (Dance major)