E(liza)veta Penkova is a Swedish dance artist of Russian origins.
Penkova’s work is movement-based combining dance aesthetics, didactics and eastern healing practices.
In 2017, she started working on a series of short dance solos “18 steps (through dance history)” , ” Dancer on a tightrope”, ” Songs of sorrow” as part of her ongoing research project “Commitment”. Collaboration is important in her work and she is one of the original members and initiators of cross-disciplinary collectives “House of Bertha” and “PhD in one night ”. She is also a co-creator of the “Silent song-practice” together with the Korean artist Sue Yeon Youn.
Educated at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and P. A. R. T. S , Penkova’s professional path starts as a dancer at the Gothenburg ballet company. Shortly after she joins the Rosas dance company/ A-T De Keersmaeker in Brussels where she works for the next ten years. Curious about the work of the freelance choreographers Penkova eventually starts working with Georgia Vardarou (GR/BE), Veli Lehtovaara (FI), Helena Franzén(SE), Human Works (NO/BE) and Michèle Noiret (BE).
Since September 2019 she follows an MA in contemporary dance didactics at DOCH University of the Arts in Stockholm.