From the performance "A Capital(ist) Mistake" / photo credit: Vladimir Karamazov
Graduated in acting for dramatic theatre from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts "Kr. Sarafov" (NATFA) in the class of Prof. Stefan Danailov. In 1996 she was invited and joined the troupe of the Bulgarian Army Theatre. Among the most famous roles she performs are Barbarina in "Beautiful Green Bird" by Carlo Gozzi, Emilia Galotti in "Emilia Galotti" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Margaret in "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare, Svetla in "The Powder Keg" by Dejan Dukovski, Zhaneta in "Odyssey Travels to Ithaca" by Konstantin Iliev, Natasha in "The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov, The Journalist in "Stopper" by Teodora Dimova, Olga in "The Fourth Sister" by Janusz Glowacki, Linda in "The Great Flea of Fleas" by Boyan Papazov, Harper in "Angels in America" by Tony Kushner.
In 2008 she joined the Modern Theatre and in 2010 she became part of the troupe of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre. She is involved with many roles, the most important of which are: Lady Chiltern in "An Ideal Husband" by Oscar Wilde, Cleopatra Maximovna in "Life is Wonderful" by Nikolai Erdman, Mrs. Fort in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" by William Shakespeare, Avitouch in "The process against the Bogomils" by Stefan Tsanev, Nenka Pavlovica in "Observers (Hypothesis about the underworld)" by Konstantin Iliev, Lucy Rosen in "Theremin: Music, Love and Espionage" by Peter Zelenka.
Award in the category Rising Star of the festival "New Bulgarian Drama" 2006 in Shumen City for the role of Philippa in "Snake Milk" by Teodora Dimova.
Nominated for the Zlaten Kukerikon Award 2018 for a comedy female role for the role of Rebecca Šultajs in "Alonso" by Stefan Vogel at Theatre "Sofia".
Nominated for Best Female role in the category COMEDY TV Series of "50 Festival de Television de Monte-Carlo" 2010.
Stefania Koleva is one of the most popular Bulgarian TV series actresses.
During this season, on the stage of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, you can watch Stelian Radev in the following performances: "Useless Men", "The Observers (Hypothesis about the underworld)", "Theremin: Music, Love and Espionage", "A Capital(ist) Mistake" and "Some Girl(s)".