About the Troupe


Nocturnal Cats at the Halloween Showcase in October 2018. Photo: Shahrazad Ensemble

We were cats!
We performed our character dance “Nocturnal Cats” and a classic from our repertoire, “Memberi,” at the Halloween Hafla (dance showcase) at Third Place Commons at Lake Forest Park Shopping Center on October 27.

Our next performance will be at a holiday show at a senior center. Watch this space or our Facebook page for info on our next public performance. Thank you for your support.

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.