Actor, writer and director.
In 1989 the pièce Kohlhaas starts the original form of the narrative theatre, which marks the Italian theatrical scene.
Over the years, his research on storytelling has going on with the performances Tracce; Lo Straniero by Camus; Corpo di Stato, broadcasted live on Italian National Television from the Imperial Fora in Rome; and Francesco a testa in giù, broadcasted live on Italian National Television from the square of the Basilica of Assisi.
The research on a narrative dramaturgy resulted in several choral epic theatre performaces such as Antigone delle città, a theatrical event involving 100 actors, in commemoration of the Bologna rail station bombing, or Come gocce di una fiumana, awarded by IDI director prize, recalling the memories of the First World War soldiers.
From 1996 to 2000 Baliani directed the project Porti del Mediterraneo, promoted by ETI, which produced choral performances with actors from different countries of the Mediterranean area.
In 2002 with the charity organization AMREF he has started a project with street children in Nairobi, producing performances such as Pinocchio Nero (awarded by Ubu Prize) and L’Amore buono
As actor in films he has been directed by Mario Martone, Francesca Archibugi, Cristina Comencini, David Ballarini, Roberto Andò, Saverio Costanzo, Andrea Molaioli and Daniele Vicari.
He has written the novel Nel Regno di Acilia and the short stories collection La metà di Sophia, published by Rizzoli.
In 2010 at Teatro Argentina in Rome he designed the perfomances Piazza d’Italia and La repubblica di un solo giorno, inspired by the 150th anniversary of Italy's national unity.