About the Troupe

Our presentation at “Our Big Neighborhood” Winter program at Seattle Center will feature special guest artist Zulaika and lots of balancing things on our heads! Promotional ad created by NW Folklife, images copyright Shahrazad Ensemble and Zulaika.

Mark your calendar for our next performance on February 20! We will be at “Our Big Neighborhood” winter program sponsored by NW Folklife and Seattle Center (producers of the Northwest Folklife Festival). We perform on the Armory Court Stage at Seattle Center on Wednesday, February 20 at noon. We’ll present folkloric dances from the Gulf, the Maghreb, and Egypt.

Our 2018 Highlights video is on YouTube! Click Video in the top links.

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.