Elizaveta Penkóva (RU/BE) was born in St Petersburg, Russia in 1981, and obtained the Swedish nationality in 1999. She studied ballet at The Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm where she graduated in 1999. In June 2002 she graduated from the first cycle of P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. The same year she took part in the final of The European Dance Contest together with Johan Thelander, where they performed their own choreography "At this point". After P.A.R.T.S. Elizaveta joined The Gothenburg Opera Ballet, where she danced in " Swanlake2" by Jorma Uotinen, and in " The Nutckracker" by Pär Isberg. On January 1st, 2003, she joined Rosas to take part in the creation process of Bitches Brew / Tacoma Narrows, Kassandra. Since then she has danced in the revival of Mozart / Concert Arias, Rain, Raga for the rainy season / A love Supreme, D’un soir un jour, Bartok, Beethoven, Schoenberg -Repertory Evening, Steve Reich Evening and Zeitung.