About the Troupe

We revived our classic Fan Dance at last year’s SpringTide Hafla in Lake Forest Park. Photo: Tatsuki Kobayashi

For our next performance on Saturday, May 19, we’ll be at the Springtide Showcase at Lake Forest Park, an event produced by SilkRain, A Dance Company. At this showcase, soloists and troupes take to the stage from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Celebrate Spring with us at Third Place Commons at Lake Forest Park.

To see video of our performances, click the link above to go to our Video page. We recently posted highlights from our 2017 performances.

Look for us at the Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center. We’re on Sunday, May 27, in the Middle Eastern Folkloric Showcase from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, in the Exhibition Hall.

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.

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

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.