Nadja Dias

Artistic Associate

Nadja Dias (UK & Germany) is a freelance producer and consultant with almost 20 years of international professional experience. She has worked as a producer with organizations, groups and artists such as Candoco Dance Company, Sadler's Wells, Nigel Charnock, Liverpool Biennale, Scottish Dance Theatre and most recently Tanz! Heilbronn and the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele.

She is a jury member (dance) of the National Performance Network (NPN Deutschland), mentor for the Migros Culture Percentage Double Artist Mentoring Program (2023/2024) and holds a teaching position at SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences & Arts Southern Switzerland) in the program 'Diversity & Inclusive Practice in Performing Arts'.

Since 2014 she is Executive Producer for Scottish multi-disciplinary disabled artist Claire Cunningham, whose works have been co-produced with and toured to leading international partners including Manchester International Festival, Perth Festival, Dance Umbrella, Sadler’s Wells, The Place, Tanzhaus NRW amongst others.

As consultant, she supports organizations in the areas of disability, inclusive & accessible producing as well as on developing distribution & co-producing partnerships (e.g. Dachverband Tanz, Kulturamt Stuttgart, Akademie f. Darstellende Kunst BW, British Council).

Nadja has studied Theatre and Cultural Studies (University of Leipzig) and Performing Arts Management (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts).

Since October 2023 Nadja joined as Artistic Associate the project team for Claire Cunningham’s Einstein Profile Professorship for ‘Choreography, Dance and Disability Arts’ at the HZT leading on areas such as Accessible Producing Practices & Artistic Development within the focus areas of Choreography of Care & Aesthetics of Access.