Larissa Ballarotti is a Brazilian actress, dancer and director, currently based in Brussels. She is part of the theatrical collective Carolina Bianchi y Cara de Cavalo and acted as performer and artistic collaborator in Quiero Hacer el amor (2017), O Tremor Magnífico (2020) and Cadela Força (première in 2023). She graduated in Dance at UNICAMP (Campinas, Brazil) in 2008 and lived in São Paulo from 2009 to 2022, developing her work between the areas of dance, film, and theater. At present, she follows a Master in Performing Arts with a focus on cinematographic writing and analysis at ULB – Université Libre de Bruxelles.
In 2019, Larissa created and performed the solo piece Abominável, in which she developed a textual and physical dramaturgy based on the works of six female writers. Adapted into film with the funding of Proac, by the Government of the State of São Paulo, the piece resulted in the short film Abominável, selected and screened by Mostra de Tiradentes festival (2022). As the protagonist of the short film Menino-Pássaro (2018), with screenplay and direction by Diogo Leite, Larissa won the award for Best Female Interpretation at the Dakar Court Festival in Senegal (2020). With the same director, she acted in You have sad eyes (2020). She is co-author and actress of the short film Micróbio (2020), directed by Cris Lyra and granted by Itaú Cultural funding. She is a performer in the dance piece Dilúvio (2020), by Joana Ferraz, and collaborates with the choreographer Mariana Costa.