Manwé Sauls-Addison, born to be an entertainer, his mother’s water broke while teaching a dance class in New York City. Manwe spent a part of his childhood traveling with his parents throughout the country. Leaving his theatrical footprint in each city they visited. Manwe returned to New York after high school to continue his training at the Alvin Ailey Conservatory. In 2000 he landed his first professional gig dancing at the Essence Awards, working with choreographer Otis Salid. This was the point-of-no-return for Manwe. He became a highly sought after dancer in New York City.
Manwe’s dance and entertainment career spans over fifteen years. He’s worked with everyone from the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, Beyonce Jennifer Lopez, Liza Minnelli, Whitney Houston,Lady GAGA, Usher, Kayne West, just to name a few. In addition to virtually having danced for everyone, Manwe also was a regularly featured dancer on eight seasons of Saturday Night Live.
Currently Manwe is working on several television projects. such as the hit tv show LIP SYNC BATTLE, MAGIC MIKE LIVE in Las Vegas well as he is the Creative Director of the Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque world tour. While Manwe may mean peacemaker he has certainly be touted as a joy-maker through his creativity and quest to continue to be a leader and innovator in the theatre and dance world.
Just when you started to ask yourself when does this man sleep he fines more time. While having a pretty full schedule already Manwe still fines time to give back. He started he’s first non profit organization at the age of 14 called Bay Area’s Finest. A youth founded and run performing arts company located in Oakland California. Manwe also teaches dance around the world. From Japan’s Broadway Dance Center, Scuolaccademica performing arts school in Roma, Pineapple studios in London, and Broadway Dance Center in New York. Manwe loves sharing his experiences in dance and in life with young people. He says that he is a open book to anyone who wants to read and learn from.
When he isn’t bringing and creating joy on stage and in front of the camera, you can find him DJing at your favorite NYC hot spots.