Aïda Ballmann, Canarian actress of German descent, speaks Spanish, German and English, the result of international and multidisciplinary training in the world of acting, circus and arts.
Daughter of the painter Kitabo, Aïda Ballmann grew up, together with her three sisters, surrounded by nature, on the “magical” island of El Hierro (Canary Islands). This environment, music, reading, writing, painting, clowning, circus and, above all, her imagination, filled the first years of her life.
After a childhood inmersed in culture and traveling around the world, she studied acting (Stanislavski and Meisner techniques) in Gijón, Seville, Barcelona, Madrid and Germany.
With a cheerful spirit, she approaches her profession with passion and professionalism, in her tireless search for the truth in acting.
She worked for several years as a stunt and theater actress, before moving on to cinema. She made her debut as a leading actress in the film shot in English, “The extraordinary tale” by Laura Alvea and José Ortuño.
Spanish and international feature films followed, including: “The speed of our thoughts” by Nacho Chueca, the German production “Die Insel” by Lars Ostmann, “The Giant and the Mermaid” by Roberto Chinet, “Atlánticas” by Guillermo García López, “The Europeans” by Víctor García León, “Gleich”, by Jennifer Castañeda, the Iranian film “The Metamorphosis of Narcissus” by Hamed Alizadeh or “L´avia i el foraster“ by Sergi Miralles.
She has also participated in successful series such as “Operación Barrio Inglés“, “Una vida menos en Canarias“, “Endlich Witwer”, “Crossfire”, “Lo que escondían sus ojos“, “The time between seams”, “Águila Roja”, “Brigada de fenómenos” and “Malviviendo”.
For her performance, she received four awards as best actress at Film Bizarro (2013), Cardiff International Film Festival (2014), Festivalito (2015) and Leoncio Morales (2017), has several nominations, including ASECAN (2014) and VIFA (2022), and excellent reviews in magazines such as the Hollywood Reporter.
Recently, apart from having returned to the stage with “Recipes for the soul” by La carbonería de la Lola, she has expanded her experience as a director with her first film, the documentary “Sand Path”, which has visited over forty festivals.