About the Troupe

Performing Gulf dance at the Northwest Folklife Festival 2017; a choreography we learned from dance ethnologist Kay Hardy Campbell. Photo: Tatsuki Kobayashi

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

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.