Liza Penkova is a Swedish dance-artist of Russian origins based in Gothenburg. Her interest lie in the processes of translation across and within performing arts traditions and its aesthetics. She often relies on historical archives as an important source of inspiration in both her artistic and academic work. With dance and choreography as her foundation, she looks for borderless encounters of performing genres,traditions and physical cultures.

Previously a long term dancer with choreographers Anna Theresa de Keersmaeker and Michele Noiret in Belgium, as well as a freelance collaborator with scandinavian choreographers Helena Franzén and Veli Lehtovaara. Penkova initiated a diverse range of collective projects such as “Phd in one night” and “House of Bertha” before deciding to focus on her own work in 2020.

In parallel with her professional activities, Liza is studying for a Master of Arts in Dance Education (M.A.D.E) at Stockholm University of the Arts.

Liza has received support from various institutions throughout her career, including the Gothenburg City Culture Committee, Västra Götaland Region, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the Swedish Arts Council, Danscentrum, Carina Ari minnesfond and other organizations.