Would you like to join our growing team?

If you aspire to dance for fun, to dance to learn more, and are committed to sharing skills and knowledge  with the community, Manga is the place to sign up. Please fill out this form

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Manga Petel  

Maya Hawkins

Maiat Hunter

Zara Lewis

Zoie Lewis

Zyah Lewis

Nadiyah Lewis

Navina Lewis

Deron "Nekhi"Stover

Madison Heard

Macie Dunbar

Aaliyah Simmons

 
Manga 

Denisha Bunmi Abrams

Kristina Banks Diomande

Morris Ife Butler

Praise Ekeng

Urielle Joseph

Aisha Mahmud

Aminata Miles

Fatima Sabbatt

Manga Edeliegba 

 

Ramatu Afegbua-Sabbatt

Melissa Beverly

Dr.Theresa Howard

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Manga Edeliegba & Manga

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Ramatu Afegbua-Sabbatt

Artistic Director

Ramatu Afegbua-Sabbatt, founder and executive director of Manga African Dance, Inc.

Ramatu Afegbua-Sabbatt, is a native of Idah in Kogi State, Nigeria, and a descendant of the Okpella tribe’s Royal Family of Afegbua. Ramatu got her start in the fine arts at a young age when she began acting from age 14 where she appeared in state television programs in Nigeria.

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Aisha Mahmud

Lead Artist Music and Dance

AISHA MAHMUD began dancing in Manga during its inception, as part of the children’s component of Barefoot Ballet Kids Ensemble. Read more

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Praise Ekeng

Assistant Artistic Director

Praise Ekeng is a native of Cross river state in Nigeria,

a prolific dancer, teacher, instructor, percussionist & choreographer. Read more

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Kristina Banks Diomande

 Dance Captain  Manga & Manga Petel

Kristina started dancing with Manga African Dance in 2001. She enjoyed learning African dance, music, and culture so, that she continued dancing with Manga throughout high school.

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Melissa Beverly

 Assistant Director  Manga Petel 

A native of Milwaukee, WI

Melissa Beverly attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1980 where she studied Social Work.  As she traveled on campus to class, she stumbled on an African dance class being taught by Ferne Caulker from Sierra Leone, West African.

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Artist Dancer

Urielle Joseph

Urielle is a proud native of Haiti. Her dance artistry began at the age of six when she started her formal classical ballet training with notable Haitian instructor Rachel Tavernier at the Rachel Jean Louis School of Dance. Read more

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Artist Dancer

Denisha Bunmi Abrams

Denisha “Bunmi” Abrams is a performer originally from Hartford, Connecticut and has been exposed to the arts as long as she can remember. Read more

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Artist Dancer

Theresa Howard

Theresa M. Howard is an enthusiastic professional that has combined expertise in Health and Human Services and the Arts.   Read more

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Artist Dancer

Morris Butler

Coming soon.

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Fatima Sabbatt

Fatima was born into African dance and drum through Manga. She enjoyed learning about African culture every year by having the opportunity to perform in the annual Osun festival. She graduated high school two years ago and is aiming towards her associates degree in college. She continues to drum with Manga African Dance company. 

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Manga Petel

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Zoie Lewis

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Maya Hawkins

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Nadiyah Lewis

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Maiat Hunter

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Navina Lewis

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Zara Lewis

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Zyah Lewis

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Deron "Nekhi"  Stover