Emanuel Blackett was a principal dancer for ABAKUÁ from 2002 until 2008 before transitioning into his current role as Executive Director, Development and Education. In his role, Manny has managed the company newsletter as well as the website and is working diligently on garnering support for ABAKUÁ through expanding the role of grantors, sponsors and supporters of ABAKUÁ. Within education, Manny’s primary goals are to develop programs to promote dancer training and development. Manny‘s aim is to combine his love for dance with his passion for human development.  Manny continues to train and perform with the company during select performances.