Graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts "Kr. Sarafov" (NATFA) in 1983 in the class of prof. Elka Mihaylova. He has performed at the Drama Theatre – Blagoevgrad, Drama Theatre – Pazardzhik and the State Travel Theatre. Among his more important roles are: Kai in "Cruel Games" by Alexey Arbuzov, Bokov in "Mr. Balkanski" and Kosta Kirkov in "The Thessaloniki Conspiracy" by Georgi Danailov, Oedipus in "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles, Valer in "Tartuffe" by Molière, Amon Ra in "Caesar and Cleopatra" by Bernard Shaw, the Actor in "The Art of Comedy" by Eduardo de Filippo, Hercules in "Hercules and the Augean Stables" by Friedrich Durrennmatt, Valentine in the "Two Gentlemen of Verona" by William Shakespeare. Since 2010 he is in troupe of the "Ivan Vazov" National Theatre, where some of his roles are: Fredrickson in "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey, David Yakovlev in "Life is Wonderful" by Nikolai Erdman, Mr. Floran in "The Imaginary Invalid" by Molière, Ekdal in "The Wild Duck" by Henrik Ibsen.
During this season, on the stage of the "Ivan Vazov" National Theatre, you can watch Valentin Balabanov in the following performances: "The Wild Duck" and "The Petrovs In and Around the Flu".