Peggy Peabody was inducted into the Culture & Art category in 2008.
Peggy Peabody of Hayward has been artistic director of the Ballet Petit for 29 years, inspiring and motivating hundreds of East Bay dancers to achieve their dreams. Peggy formed Ballet Petit in Hayward while still a student at Moreau Catholic High School and has devoted her life to sharing the artistry and inspiration of classical ballet with others. For years, she has arranged performances by students at local convalescent homes and in Oakland's annual Holiday Parade. She is a generous benefactor of the Oakland Ballet, and her dancers perform each year in the Oakland Ballet's production of the Nutcracker. Many of her students have gone on to outstanding ballet careers, working with such esteemed companies as the American Ballet Theater and Royal Ballet of London.