Ivana Bolanča, born in 1977, graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. Since 2002 she has been a member of the Gavella Theatre ensemble, where she performed in over 20 roles. Outside Gavella she worked with the Independent Theatre KUFER, Trešnja Theatre, Croatian Theatre in Pecs and the Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc in Rijeka. She also appeared in several films and TV shows.