Bettina Kenney, actress, voice actress, singer, dancer, Berlin
© Bernd Brundert | 2015
  • Actress
  • voice actress
  • singer
  • dancer
Acting age 28 to 36 Years


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About Bettina Kenney

Bettina Kenney was born in the land of the poets & thinkers, ancient forests and fairy tale castles - Germany.

Her childhood in England probably explains her predilection for the scent of gas cookers, her love for British television & an utter aversion to the misuse of the Saxon genitive.

After attending elementary & secondary school back in Germany (having a blast as a competitive gymnast, dancer, singer and musician) Bettina returned to her beloved island to study Performing Arts at the prestigious London Studio Centre / Middlesex University.

She has since been whirling across stages in occident & orient playing fierce roles in awarded theater productions, and even had the pleasure of performing in front of Leonard Bernstein’s daughter Jamie Bernstein as "Anybodys" in the acclaimed production of West Side Story at the Komische Oper Berlin.

At one of her first on-camera auditions, actually being called in for a dance part, Bettina ended up with a small role in a big Paramount movie… and that turned out to be the starting signal for her career on the screen.

Now - several years and movies later - she has made a name for herself as a quadrilingual actress and highly versatile voice artist for film & television.

When not in front of the camera, in the recording studio or on a stage, Bettina is most likely to be seen flying around a pole somewhere on this planet.

Bettina is currently splitting her time between Berlin and LA.


2015Die Tankstelle | Coaching | Film - TV - Theater (ongoing)
2014Akademie für Professionelles Sprechen
2013iSFF Institut für Schauspiel, Film- und Fernsehberufe (Theaterstudio)
2011International Voice
2009iSFF Institut für Schauspiel, Film- und Fernsehberufe (Camera Actors Studio)
2007 to 2008iSFF Institut für Schauspiel, Film- und Fernsehberufe (Schauspiel)
2006Broadway Dance Center NY / USA
2001 to 2004London Studio Centre / Middlesex University (DipHE Theatre)

Film awards

2013SSP 3.0Selfmade ShortySpecialWinner


2015Company of The Year | Komische Oper Berlin | London Opera Awards 2015
2013Theater des Jahres 2013/14 | Komische Oper Berlin

Projects as actress

2020In Session (WT)Short FilmKathi CareyCorby Engels [L]
2019Schritte der Zeit (WT)Short FilmMichael S. RuscheinskyIlse Veerkamp
2019The Unnecessary Salvation of Mary McDanielShort FilmJulie CarmenAnna [L]
2018Ich war noch niemals in New YorkFeature FilmPhilipp StölzlDance Double [BP]
2018Crooked IronShort FilmPatricia KaubeMutter [SR]
2018The Second HorsemanShort FilmJewel GreenbergHannah Weber [L]
2018FortissimoShort FilmRichard SzotyoriCop [SR]
2016Ellen and AlanShort FilmJörn MichaelyMiriam Maverick [SR]
2015One Hug At A Time (Wettbewerbsbeitrag 99 Fire Films Award)Short FilmBirgit StauberTamara [L]
2014Sechs auf einen Streich - SiebenschönTV-Movie (Series), ARD [de]Carsten FiebelerMagd
2014The Clapham Bus to WonderlandShort FilmVictoria BeyerSarah [L]
2013SSP 3.0Short FilmPhilipp HalfmannSie [L]
2012Was würde Bruce Willis tun? (WT)Short FilmBastian BöckleMarie [L]
2011RussendiskoFeature FilmOliver ZiegenbalgTänzerin
2010JunggesellinShort FilmAnna LinkeSilke [L]
2007Toggo TVTV-Show, Super RTL [de]Matthias Schwab [1]Otto / Stella [SR]
2002MDR um zwölfTV Magazine, MDR [de]zuständige/r Redakteur/inElmo [SR]
2002Volle Kanne - Service täglichTV Magazine, ZDF [de]MultipleElmo [SR]
2002KikaniaTV-ShowDaniel HammerTänzerin [SR]
2002Tigerenten ClubTV-Show, ARD [de], SWR [de]MultipleElmo [SR]

Projects as voice actress / speaker

2018Bertelsmann - UFA Filmnächte 2018TrailerTrailer voice
2017TigermilchFeature Film(ADR)
2015Carousel of Time (4D)Short FilmEuromausi [english] [L]
2014Sechs auf einen Streich - SiebenschönTV-Movie (Series), ARD [de]div. (ADR)
2013SSP 3.0Short FilmVoice Over
2012Der TurmTV Movie (multi-part), BR [de], Degeto [de], MDR [de], NDR [de], RBB [de], SWR [de], WDR [de]div
2012Flaschenpost an meinen MannTV Movie, ZDF [de]Junge Mutter

Theatre engagements

YearProduction nameRoleDirectorTheatre
2019West Side StoryAnybodysBarrie KoskyKomische Oper Berlin
2014West Side StoryAnybodys (Einspringer)Kay MetzgerLandestheater Detmold
2013 - 2016West Side StoryAnybodysBarrie KoskyKomische Oper Berlin *Opernhaus des Jahres*
2009 - 2010Der Gestiefelte KaterKaterNorbert HilchenbachTheater Hagen
2008 - 2010West Side StoryAnybodysThilo BorowczakTheater Hagen
2006 - 2007Mamma Mia! HamburgTänzerinLutz E. SeeligOperettenhaus Hamburg
2006Fame - The MusicalGrace LambAlex BalgaMusik Theater Saar
2005 - 2006Bibi BlocksbergBibi BlocksbergUwe VogelCocomico
2004 - 2005Victor/VictoriaEnsembleHelmut BaumannTheater Bremen
2003 - 2005Kiss Me KateEnsembleHelmut BaumannTheater Bremen

Basic data

Height153 cm
Body typeathletic-sporty
Clothing size34
Ethnic appearanceWhite Central European
Hair colourblond
Hair lengthshort
Eye colourblue-green
LanguagesEnglish (Native speaker), French (Fluent), German (Native speaker), Italian (Basic knowledge)
Voice typeSoprano
SingingA cappella (Good), Classic (Good), Jazz (Professional), Musical (Professional), Rock/Pop (Professional), Soul / RnB (Good)
Instrumentscello (Good), drums (Basic knowledge), piano (Professional)
Skills (dance)Ballet (Professional), Hip Hop (Professional), Jazzdance (Professional), Latin-American (Basic knowledge), Modern Dance (Professional), Pole Dance (Good), Standard (Basic knowledge), Streetdance (Professional), Tap Dance (Good)
Skills (sports)acrobatics (Good), aerial hoop (Good), apparatus gymnastics (Good), floor exercises (Good), horseback riding (Good), inline skating (Good), pole sport (Good), vaulting (Good), yoga (Good)
Experience abroadMiddle East: Bahrain
North America: USA
Western Europe: England, Great Britain, Switzerland
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Berlin
2nd residence (where applicablen)München
Accommodation possibilitiesFrankfurt, Hamburg, London, Los Angeles, Munich