Vanina Geleva has graduated Stage design at the Bulgarian National Art Academy in 2003.
In the same year she was awarded with the ‘IKAR’ prize of the Union of Bulgarian Artists for the stage design and costumes for the "The Cuckoo" play – production of the Bulgarian National Theatre ‘Ivan Vazov’ (directed by Dimitar Elenov).
In 2011 she received the “Best Production Designer of 2011” Award of the Union of Bulgarian film makers.
In addition to the stage design for theatrical plays, Vanina works as production designer in the cinema since 2004.
Up to now she has been production designer of more than 15 films, most of which award winning, such as: “Crasy day” by Silvia Pesheva; "Lady Zee" and "The Goat" directed by George Dyulgerov; "Crabs" and "Christmas Tree Upside Down", directed by Ivan Cherkelov; "Hindemith" by Andrei Slabakov; “Prima Primavera" of Janos Edeleny ; "Tilt" by Victor Chouchkov; "Shelter" by Dragomir Sholev ; “Alienation” by Milko Lazarov.