Tia Ballard

Tia Ballard (Born May 11, 1986) is an American voice actress affiliated with Funimation. Ballard grew up in Paris, Texas.

She was inspired to get into voice acting when she attended an anime convention, seeing the panel of voice actors, and learned that Funimation was only two hours from her hometown. In college, she was a participant in the Disney College Program, after which she changed her major to theatre. She completed an associate degree from Paris Junior College with an emphasis on Theatre and Art.

Ballard’s first voice acting gig was at Funimation where she worked with Monica Rial. She played Young Asim in Dragonaut: The Resonance. She later had a larger role as Rachel Calvin in Linebarrels of Iron.

Some or her works are Happy the Cat in Fairy Tail, Mizore Shirayuki in Rosario + Vampire, Nanami in Kamisama Kiss, Yoshino/Yoshinon in Date a Live, Chiho in The Devil Is a Part-Timer!, Megumi Shimizu in Shiki, Hannah in Attack on Titan, Rea Sanka in Sankarea: Undying Love, Kusano in Sekirei, Porche the Foxy Pirate in One Piece, Xiao Mei in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Rin Ogata in RideBack, Hibana in Deadman Wonderland, Inaho in Maken-Ki! Battling Venus, Eris in Cat Planet Cuties, and Priscilla in Nintendo’s Monster Tale.

Outside of voice acting, Ballard has co-created a Super Mario Bros.-themed online comic called Koopasta.