Penelope Torribio


Penelope Torribio is a popular family performer in Southern California. She has been featured at The 2010 Arts Olympus, The H20 World Festival, the Claremont Summer Concert Series, The Descansco Garden’s Earth Day Festival, the Shriners’ Hospital Car-Ni-Fair, just to name a few.

Penelope Torribio is a singer-songwriter, author, educator, photographer, and master puppeteer. She calls herself an ecology artists in that much of what she creates and shares has to do with raising awareness of our need to live in balance with all the elements of our world.

Penelope earned the Red Carpet Award, from the Los Angeles Women in Theater for her puppetry and her contribution to community; the Hope Award for her musical contribution to Los Angeles Children, the Art with Heart Award for her work with children using art and was recently featured in a documentary Full Potential Community produced by Jinhong Zhang. She is the recipient of two Golden Leaves Award for her educational writing from California Polytechnic University in Pomona and a past recipient of the Vocalist of the Year from the California Country Music Association.

She has ten musical CDs including: : The Rain is Coming, rain forest songs, Under the Blue Blue Sea, ocean ecology, Dinosaur Dance, How Not to Become Extinct, Outer Space, space ecology and Guardians of the Earth.

An award-winning photographer Penelope has six DVDs featuring her photography, with beautiful music. They have two purposes to raise awareness of nature and to be a relaxation DVD for kids. These DVDS she calls “Take Ten, 10 Minutes with Nature” The tiles are: Bugs and Those Who Love Them 1 and 2, Flowers and Those Who Love Them, Oceans and Those Who Love Them, Birds and Those Who Love Them and Water Birds and Those Who Love Them. Adults love theses DVDs too.

Penelope’s newest ecology books are: Einstein in My Garden, photos and reflections on bugs and The Magic in You a Fairy Tale, both are illustrated with her photography.

As a behavior transformation specialist Penelope has used art to reach and teach teens and children. She is an advocate for art in schools and in our community, art and music for creating a more joyful and peaceful world.