Photography H&M by Jacqueline Bellerjeau
Penelope Bellerjeau (Actress/Dancer) has been acting since the age of 7, earned her SAG-AFTRA membership at the of 9. At the age of 9, she landed a national TV show playing Little Nicole Sherzinger. Penelope worked closely with Neil Patrick Harris, Nicole Sherzinger, Jack Black, Reba and Back Street Boys to name a few. Penelope has worked with companies in national commercials like Quaker Oats, Comcast, Lipton, AT&T, Build A Bear, Plated, Hasbro, HALO Awards and many more. Penelope has also worked for companies in print and catalogue such as Boscov’s, Spirit Halloween, McDonalds, Costume Gallery, Curtain Call, nx3fashion & the designers of On the DL to name a few.
Penelope is also very passionate about dancing. Penelope began taking classical ballet at the age of 5. Penelope desired to explore other genres and at the age of 10, began taking lyrical, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop. Penelope’s television career would soon expand with dance opportunities’ such as the opportunity to dance with Nick Cannon for Nickelodeons Halo Awards. Penelope's passion for dance is a form of therapy. It is an opportunity for her to express her emotions and feelings through dance.
A strong advocate in raising awareness. Penelope has used her platform of over 28K (combined in 2 social media accounts) to raise awareness against bullying, loving who you are and helping those in need. Having to experience being bullied herself she started a small foundation/group called “Kids Helping Kids”, now "Teens helping Tweens". She began her own t-shirt collection/charity events at the age of 8 to help her cope with the pressure of being teased – she decided to heal by helping others. Every year Penelope plans an event to help the homeless and children in shelters.
Penelope’s strength to overcome adversity, is admirable.