Pénélope Gromko was born in Montreal (Quebec, Canada) in 1996. She grew up in the countryside, where she was shaped by nine years devoted to the elite basketball teams of her region. She turned to dancing at the end of high school, hoping to make a career out of it. Pénélope returned to Montréal to begin her training at l'École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal, from which she graduated in May 2018. Through her training as well as the influence of a handful teachers such as Neil Sochasky, Isabelle Morissette, Marc Boivin, Jamie Wright, and Linda Rabin, she has become fascinated by the holistic approach to movement, interpretation and training. Penelope is fortunate to work with such accomplished artists as Annie Gagnon, Sophie Corriveau, Sarah Dell'Ava, Harold Rhéaume, Andrew Skeels, Victor Quijada, Lucy May, Helen Simard, Manuel Roque and Mélanie Demers. Parallel to a career as an interpreter, Penelope aspires to create. With her growing interest in political issues, she hopes to explore her own art in the future in a more activist approach. She's now working on Mes désirs sont désordres which is a Dance-Theatre solo that will be presented at Tangente's Danses Buissonnières between September 6 and 9, 2018.
Photo: Maxime Côté