Manis is a choreographer and dancer and has been an appreciated oriental dance teacher at tanzhaus nrw for almost 30 years. Her classes are marked by spontaneity and liveliness. Manis regularly guests at international genre dance festivals, both solo and with her dance ensemble Sinam, founded in 1995. In 1995, she won the “Halim Prize”, awarded by the eponymous trade magazine, with Sinam. Manis has been an active teacher at the house since 1990, and as such has also been a part of the “Werkstatt” teaching team at tanzhaus nrw’s precursor. She has been crucial in building the oriental dance sector at the house, of which the Festival Orientale was a part for many years.