She danced with Ballet Rambert and Antony Tudor’s London Ballet, creating roles and performing in some of Tudor’s best known works. Peggy taught company classes for Sadler’s Wells Ballet, danced in a number of their productions, and staged ballets and taught classes extensively throughout England, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway in the 1950s.
The first Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, Peggy developed a repertoire of ballets that included works from the established international repertoire, as well as commissioned works from Australian and overseas choreographers. She led many successful tours and nurtured the development of Australian choreographers such as Graeme Murphy, Ian Spink, John Meehan and Leigh Warren. Peggy was an exceptional teacher and a tireless advocate for dance, leaving a long-lasting legacy for dance in Australia, and as one of the founders of Ausdance.