Biography
Background
Aïda Ballmann is an actress from the Canary Islands, Spain, with German origins. She gained her language abilities, fluent Spanish, German and English, during her international and multidisciplinary education in the field of performance, circus and acting. As the daughter of the renown painter Kitabo, Aïda Ballmann and her three sisters grew up surrounded by nature on the colourful and magical island El Hierro, one of the seven Canary Islands. This enchanting environment, the music, reading, writing, clowns, the circus and above all, her imagination, filled the first years of her life.
She studied acting in Gijón, Seville, Madrid and Germany, specially Stanislavsky and Meisner techniques and developing her physical expression, the ability to learn any discipline, love for the detail and exhaustive observation. With her joyful spirit, Aïda lives her profession with passion and professionality, in her tireless search for the truth in her performance.
After working as a stuntwoman and theatre actress, she debuted with the leading role of the movie, shot in English, “The extraordinary tale”, from Laura Alvea and J.F.Ortuño. She has been awarded best actress for her work in this film at Festival de Cine Independiente de Cardiff and “filmbizarro.com” and nominated best actress in the Andalucian Cinema awards. Furthermore, she received excellent critics in magazines like The Hollywood Reporter.

 

She participated in Spanish popular tv series like “Lo que escondían sus ojos, “El tiempo entre costuras”, “Águila roja” and “Brigada de fenómenos”and leades Spanish and International movies like “La velocidad de nuestros pensamientos”from Nacho Chueca, “Lebwohl Paradies” from Lars Ostmann (German production) and “El gigante y la sirena” from Roberto Chinet (Spanish production) and was part of the cast of “Atlántico Inconquistable. Capítulo II: El Hierro”, from Guillermo García López and of “Los europeos” from Víctor García León.

Recently she has been awarded as best actress at Festivalito and at Awards Leoncio Morales for her cultural contribution. Nowadays she is distributing her first documentary film shot in Gambia, Senegal, Italy and the Canary Islands, about migration called “Sand path”, as director, producer and scriptwriter.