After training at the Conservatoire de Saint-Étienne, Pierre Pontviane continued at the École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes. He won an award at the Prix de Lausanne in 1999. In 2000 he joined the Nederlands Dans Theater where he worked with many different choreographers in creation such as Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Hans Van Manen... In 2002, he decided to become freelance, working in Holland, Germany, Belgium and Norway alternating independant projects and international companies (Frankfurt Ballet, Carte Blanche).
In 2004, he founded with Emilie Tournaire the company PARC.
In 2015 he danced in Maguy Marin's work MAY B.
Since 2014 he has been artistic collaborator in projects by choreographer Mehdi Walerski (Oslo Opera, NDT and Ballet BC).
It is with his own company that he has been directing since 2012 that Pierre Pontvianne has been developping his choreographic research.
In 2012, he created the solo "Souffle". In 2013 the SACD in France invited him to create a choreographic object in collaboration with Marie Barbottin, Punkt. (Vif du Sujet Itinérant au Festival June Events).
In 2014 he created the duet "MOTIFS", in 2016, the solo "Janet on the Roof" for the dancer Marthe Krummenacher.
The company PARC is an associate of the project RAMDAM art center.