Graduated in Audiovisual Media of the University of the Andes. Director of experimental short films and Art Director. With here first short “Corporeo” Wins Best Experimental Short Film at the Barquisimeto Short Film Festival in 2004. “Johaikiu” here second short, was awarded in 2007 for Best Short Film and Best Art Direction in the Student Art Audiovisual Festival. In 2010 wins Best Art Direction for “Soja” Dir. by Gabriel La Cruz in the CHORTS Short Film Festival in Caracas; and again receive this award for here experimental short film “Saudade” in the 2012 edition of CHORTS. “Saudade” is also awarded the prize for Best Camera at the Festival Manuel Trujillo Durán 2012. The award-winning documentary “Women of the South” of journalist Libia Planas was produced by Manuela.
Alongside here film career she has been modeling in various fashion films and VideoArts of recognized Venezuelan designers.