Kristian Manev was born in Kazanlak. He began his professional ballet education at the Hristina Мorfova School of Arts in Stara Zagora with Alida Boneva, and a year later, he continued for 3 more years at the Dobri Hristov National School of Arts in Varna.
In 2007, he was awarded a full scholarship from the Vienna Ballet School with professor Valentin Onoshko. In 2011, he joined the Youth company of the Vienna Ballet, directed at that time by Manuel Legris. He worked at the Croatia National Ballet, the Zurich Ballet, the Israel National Ballet, the Greek National Ballet, and in 2021 he began work at the Sofia Opera and Ballet.
Variation of Pas de quatre – Verdi – solo choreography by Albert Mirzoyan; School spectacle at the Vienna State Opera: Part Säbeltanz and Contemporary dance; School performance in Bulgaria; the Varna Opera, Bulgaria – “The Sleeping Beauty”: Cavalier, Blue – Derek Deane; “Don Quixote”: Gipsy Dance, Toreadors; “La Fille Mal Gardée” – Vladimir Deryavenko; “The Nutcracker” – Franz, the Soldier Doll, solo, A Couple in Waltz of the Flowers – Derek Deane; “Cinderella”: Cavalier of the Winter Variation, Friends of the Prince and A Couple Waltz – Derek Deane; “Swan Lake” – Derek Deane; “La Bayadère” – Pas d’action, Two Solo Soldiers, Golden God – Vasily Medvedev; “Romeo and Juliet”; “Le Sacre du Printemps” – Edward Clug; Robert Schumann – Second Symphony – Uwe Scholz; “Songs Without Words” – Ronald Savković; Variations in F.ADO minor – Hugo Viera; “POR VOS MUERO” – Nacho Duato; “Herrumbre” – choreography Nacho Duato; “Le Chant du Rossingnol” – choreography Marco Goeke and others.