Ioana Florentina Manciu studied acting at U.N.A.T.C București (Bucharest University of Theatre and Film), 2008-2011, class Prof. Florin Zamfirescu, and obtained her master’s in 2013 under Gelu Colceag’s guidance.
She has been working at the “Marin Sorescu” National Theatre, Craiova, since 2015, and she is part of the cast in some performances staged by young directors such as Bobi Pricop (Illusions by Ivan Vyrypaev and The Author by Tim Crouch), Andrei Măjeri (Explosive by Elise Wilk), Irina Crăiță-Mândră (The Sands Monster by Csaba Szekely), Bogdan Georgescu (Retroelectro by Bogdan Georgescu), Dragoș Alexandru Mușoiu (Mars Operation by Alexa Băcanu) as well as by well-known directors such as Cristi Juncu (A Month in the Country by Ivan Turgenev) and Radu Afrim (Heart and Other Meat Products by Dan Coman).
In cinema, Ioana was present in the films Wedding Duetand The Human Nature, both directed by Goran Mihailov.
Appreciated by the critics, Ioana Florentina Manciu was awarded by theatre and film festivals such as: CineMAiubit Bucharest, 2011 – Prize for Best Actress in Wedding Duet, directed by Goran Mihailov, Prize for Best Actress în theatre: VedeTeatru Gala Buzău, 2011, UNATC Gala Bucharest 2011, Undercloud Festival Bucharest 2012, Short Theatre International Festival Oradea 2012 and, în IATC (International Association of Theatre Critics) “Young Hope” Prize, award received during the National Theatre Festival – Bucharest, 2012.
I have no expectations regarding the future as I know that every encounter is an opportunity for self-knowledge and discovery.