About the Troupe

Six dancers in red dresses

Photo: Shahrazad Ensemble











New video is up on our Video page — highlights from our 2017 performances. Click the Video link in the site navigation page and give it a view!

Our next performance is at the Ethnic Crossroads Festival in Bellevue on Sunday, March 11 at 5 pm. Yes, 5 pm!  We hope to see you there – it’s right after hobbit tea-time.

Your event can be enlivened by a performance of lively folkloric dances from cultures of the Middle East, American belly dance, or 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.

Performing Gulf dance at the Northwest Folklife Festival 2017; a choreography we learned from dance ethnologist Kay Hardy Campbell. Photo: Tatsuki Kobayashi

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