Pia Meuthen (Duisburg, 1972) followed her dance education at the Amsterdam School of the Arts and the Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Since graduating she has been working as a freelance choreographer and has made performances for various Dutch production houses and companies. In 2002 she founded Panama Pictures where she is artistic director and choreographer.


Pia’s work has been recognised both nationally and internationally and rewarded with selections for various dance networks such as Modul Dance and Aerowaves. She was also invited to several foreign residences, including the Place in London and Tanzhaus NRW in Düsseldorf.

The renowned European dance magazine Tanz honored her with the title ‘Hoffnungsträger Tanz’ (Most Promising Talent) in 2014 and wrote: ‘Pia Meuthen convinces as a subtle observer.’

With her company Panama Pictures she is a welcome guest at festivals in Germany, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, England, Austria, China, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Supporting young makers

Pia Meuthen is committed to the development of young dance and circus makers. She is a guest lecturer at the Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg and regularly coaches students and young professionals in their own work.