Alisa Panchenko graduated from the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservator (ballet directing department, under the tutelage of Georgy Kovtun).
She studied contemporary dance at Natalia and Vladimir Kasparov's Canon Dance school of modern dance in St. Petersburg, where she also performed for many years.
She has attended numerous master classes on modern dance technique with foreign teachers: Rick Odums, Pasqualina Noel (France), Danny Buraczeski, Edward Truitt (USA), Pedro Gomez (Holland), Dor Mamalia (Israel), and others. She completed an internship at the American Dance Festival.
As a dancer she has participated in projects with Maida Withers (U.S.), Takako Suzuki (Germany, Japan), Christoph Winkler (Germany-Russia), the Do-Theatre (Germany - Russia), as well as Iguan Dance Theatre, Comic-Trust, and Castle Ballet (Russia, St. Petersburg).
As a member of Canon Dance she performed in the opera The Ring of the Nibelungs at the Mariinsky Theatre (2004, directed by Vladimir Mirzoev, choreographed by Kim Frank).
She has choreographed the following dance pieces: Seven Sighs (2010, L. Yakobson Ballet Theatre), Comma (2013, Air Dance Company, Krasnodar), Cuckoos (2013, with support from the Canon Dance dance house – nominated for a Golden Mask award), Concerto for Frau Nue (2014, Punch & Co.), Facial Types for Extras (2015, Bye Bye Ballet), and others. She was director of choreography for Viktor Kramer's production of The Music of Silver Spokes (2013).
Her teaching experience includes: St. Petersburg Music Hall (2011-2013), contemporary dance in Orphanage No. 9 (Lev Shulman's Green House project), Upsala Circus, contemporary dance at Bye Bye Ballet contemporary dance center, Dance Academy Russia, and the St. Petersburg Conservatory in the ballet directing department.
Her awards include: Agony (2006), Alternative (2009), Word and Body (2013).
She frequently choreographs for theatre projects and independent dance projects.