About the Troupe

How is a troupe that is following Social Distancing and Shelter at Home going to perform together?? Through the magic of video and video editing. Click the Video link in the menu bar above and view our Virtual performance of our choreography to Met’al Qanawi’s recording of “Bos ala Halawa” that we shot on smart phones in our back yards.

Stay safe out there, friends! #WashYourHands

We send best wishes to all our friends and supporters and event organizers during this difficult time. When life returns to some kind of normal, we hope to resume performances. We perform lively folkloric dances from cultures of the Middle East, American belly dance, and innovative fusion dances. Shahrazad Ensemble’s grace, skill and sheer joy in the dance never fails to charm an audience.

Shahrazad Dance Ensemble performs folkloric dances from countries of the Middle Eastern, based on dance of the Levant, Egypt, North Africa, Turkey and the Persian Gulf. We also perform modern Egyptian and American Belly Dance, and imaginative and entertaining choreography to fusion music.

Shahrazad Dance Ensemble is one of Seattle’s premier performing troupes. The troupe has appeared at dance shows throughout the Pacific Northwest: numerous appearances at: Northwest Folklife Festival; all of the Arab Festivals held at Seattle Center; TurkFest at Seattle Center; the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI); Rustycon, Norwescon and Westercon science fiction conventions.