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Pia Manalo playing "Min"

Pia Manalo played Min in Barney and Friends from 1992-1995.

Pia has been in dancing since the age of 3. She has won numerous dance competitions and scholarships, and currently trains and assists with the well-renowned teacher, Paula Morgan. Pia has performed in many industrials for such companies as Reebok, GTE, and Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Pia has traveled all over the nation and abroad to teach dancers about technique, placement, and the joy of dance. She recently graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.S. in Sports Medicine, and is excited to now teach at Agoura Dance School.


  • Her first appearance was in the episode "The Queen of Make-Believe" (1992)
  • Her last appearance was in the episode "Up we Go" (1995)
  • She appears in the 1996 Classic Collection video series
  • She likes to Dance
  • She is from the Phillipines (parents from "Pampanga")
  • Her favorite kind of bread is pita
  • She comes back for the Barney reunion "Sing and Dance with Barney" (1998)
  • 2004 Pia appeared in a 10th anniversary video with the other cast from the past 10 years


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