About the Troupe

At the Crossroads Ethnic Festival in 2018. Photo: Shahrazad Ensemble

Our next performance is at Hasani’sRaq the Harbor Hafla” on Saturday, July 21. Our time is in the 2:30 to 3:00 pm time block. Come see us! This rustic dance festival with non-stop performances will be  at Sehmel Amphitheater in Gig Harbor, WA.

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: 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.