Tia Ballard began her career in the industry while still in college and has worked professionally as an actor, writer, and director. She graduated with a double bachelors in Speech & Communication and Theatre Arts from Texas A&M, and is currently pursuing a teaching degree.

Along with many others, her roles include Happy the Cat in Fairy Tail, Zero Two in DARLING in the FRANXXX, Rinko in My Love Story, Nanami in Kamisama Kiss, Rea in Sankarea, Beast in Black Butler: Book of Circus, Marron in Dragon Ball Z, Megumi in Shiki, Amira in Rage of Bahamut, Haruka in Harukana Receive, Ragdoll in My Hero Academia, Eris in Cat Planet Cuties, Rin in Rideback, and Shao May in Fullmetal Alchemist.

A few of her video game credits include Velvet in Them’s Fightin’ Herds, Time Patroller in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, JianYu in Street Fighter V, Ms. Marlowe in Street Fighter V, and Riyu in Akiba’s Beat.

In addition, Tia has directed The Royal Tutor, SEGA’s Chain Chronicle, and both wrote and directed the English adaptation of Kiss Him, Not Me.

During her free time, Tia is a Master Gardener and loves to volunteer. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dog, Tom Hanx. She is an artist and writer as well! She is currently working on a children’s book, an audio drama, and many other personal projects in various stages of production.

Fairy Tail voice actors Todd Haberkorn, Cherami Leigh, Tia Ballard, and Director Tyler Walker come to Anime NYC thanks to Funimation to celebrate the anime’s final season! Look for more information soon!