About the Troupe

Fan Dance at SpringTide Hafla in Lake Forest Park on May 13. Photo credit: Tatsuki Kobayashi

Lots of opportunities to see Shahrazad Dance Ensemble at cultural festivals and showcases in the Seattle area this Spring!

Our next performance is at the Northwest Folklife Festival on May 27. Check the Performances page for details, and our June and July 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.


The exciting opening of dance to Egyptian song “Bos Ala Halawa” performance at Cultural Crossroads Festival in March 2017. Photo: Shahrazad Ensemble

Shahrazad Dance Ensemble is one of Seattle’s premier performing troupes. The troupe has appeared at dance shows throughout the Pacific Northwest, at the Western Washington Fair, the Northwest Folklife Festival, Arab Festival and TurkFest for Festal at Seattle Center; the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), and Rustycon, Norwescon and Westercon science fiction conventions.