Penny Maple

Featuring our very own Penny Maple

Penny Maple is a blogger, art model, burlesque performer and actress who grew up in rural West Virginia and currently lives in Charleston, WV. She completed her B.A. in French at Marshall University. Penny spent a year teaching English in Douai, France, where she also modeled for L’Ecole d’Art de Douai. Her first film was Eamon Hardiman’s ‘Porkchops’ in summer 2011, the same summer that she made her stage debut as Nora in Kanawha Player’s production of Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’. Winter 2012 was spent filming David and Alexis Smith’s ‘Ladybeard’. With Charleston musician Pepper Fandango, she founded Wayward Girls School of Burlesque in 2012 and has performed with touring groups like Dangerous Curves Ahead: Burlesque on the go-go! and Pretty Things Peepshow. She continues to model for Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School’s Charleston chapter, writes for, the blog she founded with burlesque performer Luna L’Enfant, and is Production Coordinator/Special Agent for ShockaCon, West Virginia’s premier horror and sci fi convention.