About the Troupe

Our next performance is on Saturday, December 7, at the Winter Arts & Crafts Festival at the Phinney Neighborhood Center in North Seattle. We are on stage in the big lower building at 1 pm, performing classic family-friendly American belly dance with a holiday flair! Come see us!

On Saturday, October 26, we performed at the Halloween Dance Party at Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park. We performed our lyrical Veil Dance – here is a screen capture from video of us in mid-turn with our veils at full deployment! There are more photos of us and other performers on this Facebook Event page.

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: 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.