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 Penny Pitterson hails from Jamaica and started dancing at an early age.  She continued dancing with her high school troupe in festival competitions and with the Jayteens, a company led by one of the leading dancers of the National Dance Theatre of Jamaica.  Upon migrating to New York, Penny was introduced to African Dance and became a member of the LaRoque Bey School of Dance in Harlem.  She was also a member of the Afro-Caribbean dance company Jeme Kavash.  Penny is a founding member, choreographer and dancer with The Roots & Culture Dance Ensemble, a troupe of adult and children dancers that has performed at numerous venues and occasions in the South Florida area.  Throughout the years, she has been a member of The Chiumba-Imani Dance Company, Children of the Caribbean, Abeng, Journey to Africa and has also performed with Naana Banyiwa Horne and Delou Africa Dance.  Currently a member of Venus Rising, Penny continues to perform and assist with choreography.  "Dancing to the drums touches my soul, so I am compelled to continue living and expressing my culture through dance!"

 



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