She graduated from “Krastio Sarafov” Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in 1989 in the class of Prof. Krikor Azarian. She has performed in Pleven Drama Theatre, Sliven Drama Theatre, Blagoevgrad Drama Theatre, Pazardzhik Drama Theatre, "Tears and Laughter" Theatre, "Aleko Konstantinov" State Satirical Theatre. Among some of her theatrical roles are Phoebe in "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare, Margery Pinchwife in "The Country Wife" by William Wycherley, the Sweet Girl and the Young Lady in "Reigen (Hands Around)" by Arthur Schnitzler, Patricia Hamilton in "The Last Yankee" by Arthur Miller, Lyubov Ranevskaya in "The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov, Mrs.Terziyska in "Arrivistes" by Ivan Vazov, Lucrezia in "Characters" and Mozzarella in "Karnaval " by Kamen Donev, Nadezhda in "Lie Detector" by Vasily Sigarev, etc. Since 2010 she has been performing in "Ivan Vazov" National Theatre. Some of her most important roles in our theatre are : Kvashnya in "The Lower Depths" by Maxim Gorky, Abbess in "Decameron" after Bokaccio, Mattie Fae Aiken in "August: Osage County" by Tracy Letts, Shirley Valantine in the eponymous monodrama by Willy Russell, Margarita Ivanovna in "Life is Wonderful" by Nikolai Erdmann, Happiness in "The Blue Bird" by Maurice Maeterlinck, Valkiria in the " Isaac's Torah " by Angel Wagenstein, Albena in "On the Edge" by Alexander Morfov, Toinnette in "The Imaginary Invalid" by Molière.
Winner of numerous awards, including the award for Leading female role in the Festival of Chamber Forms Vratza ' 1994 for the role of Patricia Hamilton in “The Last Yankee”; award for Leading female role in the International Festival of Monodrama Bitola ' 2012 for the role of Shirley Valantine, "Golden feather" for contribution to the culture 2010. ASKEER Nomination for the Young Lady in “Reigen (Hands Around)”.
During this season you can watch Albena Koleva in the performances: "On the Edge", "Shirley Valentine", "Life Is Wonderful", "The imaginary Invalid".