She studied at the Music Academy »Hanns Eisler« Berlin with Joseph Schwab and at the Music Academy Lübeck with Troels Svane. In 2005-2006 she was a solo cellist at the Orchestre de chambre in Toulouse.
After deciding to dedicate herself to contemporary and new music on the cello, Ballon has performed with ensembles such as Klangforum Wien, musikFabrik, Multilaterale und Ensemble Laborintus and has worked with numerous composers. Her interest lies in new playing techniques in new music and new sound creations in electronics.
In 2004-2005 she was a fellow of the International Ensemble Modern Akademie (IEMA) in Frankfurt/Main. She won prizes at the international competition for new music interpretations in Gioia del Colle/Italy and from the Marie-Luise Imbusch Foundation, Lübeck.