She graduated National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts "Krastio Sarafov” in 1985 in the class of Prof. Encho Halachev. She made her debut in the role of Salome in the eponymous play of Oscar Wilde in the National Palace of Culture. She performed for a season in the troupe of the Drama Theatre-Kyustendil. Since 1988 she became part of the troupe of the National Theatre "Ivan Vazov" where her roles include: Inken Peters in "In Front of Sunset" by Gerhard Hauptmann, Lisa in "Devils" by F. Dostoevsky, Marketa at "Largo Desolato" by Vaclav Havel, Nerissa in "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare, Gabriele in “Anatol” by Arthur Schnitzler, Ana Boleyn in "Man of All Time" by Robert Bolt, Rosalia in "Kathchen from Heilbronn" by Heinrich von Kleist, Baroness de Simian in “Marquise de Sade” by Yukio Mishima, Stewardess in “The Runaway Plane” by Kamen Donev, Brooke Daniels in “Popcorn" by Ben Elton, Filomena in “Decameron or blood and passion" after Boccaccio, Markovitsa in "Vampire" by Anton Strashimirov, Hermina in "A Path of Roses and Thorns" by Ina Bozhidarova, Martirio in "The House of Bernarda Alba" by Federico Garcia Lorca, Inga in "Fleeing Strangers" by Alexey Kazantsev, Zvezdelina in "Beethoven 21" by Konstantin Iliev, Fanny Horn in "Condemned Souls" and Glafira in "The Culprit" by Dimitar Dimov, Philomena in "Love in Italian" by Eduardo De Filippo, Kathleen O'Hara in "Somewhere in this Life" and Chloe in "My Old Lady" by Israel Horowitz, Mary Stuart in "The Color of The Deep Waters" by Olya Stoyanova.
She was awarded the Prague Youth Festival for the role of Margarita Gaultier in the "Royal Road" by Tennessee Williams. She is a winner of ASKEER '2004 for the role of Ines in "Life X 3" by Jasmina Reza in “Theatre 199”. There is a nomination for IKAR '2004 for the main female role for Glavira in "The Culprit” of the International Festival in Zajecar ' 2019.
During this season you can watch Emanuela Shkodreva in the performances "My Old Lady", "The Culprit", "The Color of The Deep Waters", "Nice Lady in a Bad Company".