Emanuel Tavares began studying dance at age 14 in his hometown of Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil at the Instituto de Dança Goretti Quintela. While focusing on his ballet training, he also studied contemporary jazz.
He has been celebrated in many dance festivals as the best dancer and has received both national and international scholarships.
Emanuel became a professional dancer with Especial Academia de Ballet in São Paulo, Brazil, where he performed principal roles in performances of Swan Lake, La Bayadère, Le Corsaire, and Raymonda among others at a very young age.
At the age of 19, he joined Virginia National Ballet and danced with the company from 2017 to 2020.
Emanuel has been a guest artist for The Nutcracker throughout the states of Virginia, Maryland, and Florida. He also began modeling as a ballet dancer in Brazil and has worked with a variety of photographers in the United States.
Emanuel joined Cleveland Ballet in 2021.