Mallory Penney has been a teaching artist in the Bay Area for the past 8 years. She first discovered her love of performing when she was six years old. Mallory is an Oakland native and a graduate of UC Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in Theater and Performance Studies. In addition to teaching at BATS, Mallory has taught with Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre, Tomorrow Youth Repertory, and Throckmorton Theater. Outside of teaching, Mallory runs a company called Better Together Labs where she designs and facilitates improv-based workshops focused on team building and leadership development.