Bettina Kenney, actress, voice actress, singer, dancer, Berlin
© Bernd Brundert
  • Actress
  • voice actress
  • singer
  • dancer

Basic data

LanguagesEnglish French German Italian
SingingA cappella Classic Jazz Musical Rock/Pop Soul / RnB
Instrumentscello drums piano
Skills (dance)Ballet Hip Hop Jazzdance Latin-American Modern Dance Pole Dance Standard Streetdance Tap Dance
Skills (sports)acrobatics aerial hoop apparatus gymnastics floor exercises horseback riding inline skating pole sport yoga
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Berlin
NationalityGerman

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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.

Training

Year 
2021Royal Academy of Dramatic Art [uk]
2015 to 2018Die Tankstelle | Coaching | Film - TV - Theater
2014Akademie für Professionelles Sprechen
2013iSFF Institut für Schauspiel, Film- und Fernsehberufe (Theaterstudio)
2011Christian Rode Sprecherschule
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

YearFilmAwardCategory 
2013SSP 3.0Selfmade ShortySpecialWinner

Awards

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

Projects as actress

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YearTitleGenreDirectorRole
2019Schritte der Zeit (NOT RELEASED) (WT)
Ilse Veerkamp
Short FilmMichael S. RuscheinskyIlse Veerkamp
2019The Unnecessary Salvation of Mary McDaniel
Anna [L]
Short FilmJulie CarmenAnna [L]
2018Ich war noch niemals in New York
Dance Double [BP]
Feature FilmPhilipp StölzlDance Double [BP]
2018Crooked Iron
Mutter [SR]
Short FilmPatricia KaubeMutter [SR]
2018The Second Horseman
Hannah Weber [L]
Short FilmJewel GreenbergHannah Weber [L]
2018Fortissimo
Cop [SR]
Short FilmJanine PiguetCop [SR]
2016Ellen and Alan
Miriam Maverick [SR]
Short FilmJörn MichaelyMiriam Maverick [SR]
2015One Hug At A Time (Wettbewerbsbeitrag 99 Fire Films Award)
Tamara [L]
Short FilmBirgit StauberTamara [L]
2014Sechs auf einen Streich - Siebenschön
Magd
TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de]Carsten FiebelerMagd
2014The Clapham Bus to Wonderland
Sarah [L]
Short FilmVictoria BeyerSarah [L]
2013SSP 3.0
Sie [L]
Short FilmPhilipp HalfmannSie [L]
2012Was würde Bruce Willis tun? (WT)
Marie [L]
Short FilmBastian BöckleMarie [L]
2011Russendisko
Tänzerin
Feature FilmOliver ZiegenbalgTänzerin
2010Junggesellin
Silke [L]
Short FilmAnna LinkeSilke [L]
2007Toggo TV
Otto / Stella [SR]
TV-Show, Super RTL [de]Matthias Schwab [1]Otto / Stella [SR]
2002MDR um zwölf
Elmo [SR]
TV Magazine, MDR [de]zuständige/r Redakteur/inElmo [SR]
2002Volle Kanne - Service täglich
Elmo [SR]
TV Magazine, ZDF [de]MultipleElmo [SR]
2002Kikania
Tänzerin [SR]
TV-ShowDaniel HammerTänzerin [SR]
2002Tigerenten Club
Elmo [SR]
TV-Show, ARD [de], SWR [de]MultipleElmo [SR]
1999Welt der Wunder
Akrobatin [SR]
TV Magazine, ProSieben [de], RTL Zwei [de]MultipleAkrobatin [SR]

Projects as voice actress / speaker

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YearTitleGenreRoleActor
2022Martha LiebermannTV Movie, ARD [de], Degeto [de]Girl [BP]
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
2012Flaschenpost an meinen MannTV Movie, ZDF [de]Junge Mutter

Theatre engagements

YearProduction nameRoleDirectorTheatre
2019 - 2020West Side StoryAnybodysBarrie KoskyKomische Oper Berlin
2019Mord auf Balfour CastleDaphneOliver FeldO-Tonart
2014West Side StoryAnybodys (Emergency Cover)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
Ethnic appearancescandinavian, white central european
Hair colourblond
Hair lengthshort
Eye colourblue-green
NationalityGerman
LanguagesEnglish French German Italian
Voice typesoprano
SingingA cappella Classic Jazz Musical Rock/Pop Soul / RnB
Instrumentscello drums piano
Skills (dance)Ballet Hip Hop Jazzdance Latin-American Modern Dance Pole Dance Standard Streetdance Tap Dance
Skills (sports)acrobatics aerial hoop apparatus gymnastics floor exercises horseback riding inline skating pole sport yoga
Experience abroadCentral Europe: Switzerland
North America: USA
West Asia: Bahrain
Western Europe: England, United Kingdom
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Berlin
Accommodation possibilitiesFrankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Munich
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