Pennye Garcia is originally from Lafayette, Louisiana where she studied dance at DeLarue Dance Center for 14 years. She taught Acrobatics, jazz and tap at the studio until college graduation. During her studies in Louisiana, she attended conventions with Gus Giordano, Frank Hatchett, Al Gilbert, and Leah Darwin among many others. She attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana now University of Louisiana at Lafayette and graduated with a BA in Elementary Education. While in college she was on the gymnastics team and was nominated for Female Athlete of the Year. She moved to Florida and had three children while teaching school in Pasco County. After having children she went back to teaching acrobatics, jazz and tap. She currently is a PE teacher at Sunlake High School in Pasco County and works with UCA (Universal Cheerleaders Association) for area competitions.
Since 1992 she has attended Tremaine dance conventions in Orlando and studied under Joe Tremaine, Savion Glover, Michael Minery, Tony Copollo, Desiree Robbins, Wade Robson, Marty Dew, Liz Imperio and many more. While visiting New York she takes at Broadway Dance Center under Frank Hatchett, and Sheila Barker and many others. For the past 15 years she has choreographed acrobatic competition routines that have won numerous awards. She won the choreography award at the Nexstar Dance competition in 2003-04 and is listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.