About the Troupe

Shahrazad on the International Dance Stage at NW Folklife 2013.

Look for us at the Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center. We’re in the Arabic, Persian and Central Asian Dance Showcase on Sunday, May 27 in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center. The showcase starts at 7:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm.

To see video of our performances, click the link above to go to our Video page. We recently posted highlights from our 2017 performances.

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.

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.