Barakaat Middle Eastern Dance Company


Under the direction of Shems, the Barakaat Middle Eastern Dance Company is currently made up of seven talented performers: Ghadir, Isabel, Mariza, Ouranitsa, Rotrica, Tydirah and Shems. Founded in February of 2010, Barakaat is making a positive impact on its local community, showcasing a high artistic standard in all their performances, hosting dance showcases in the Baltimore area. Barakaat has been honored to perform at wonderful institutions like the Smithsonian, Baltimore’s National Aquarium and several local colleges and has graced the stage at international festivals and charity events.

Through their performances, Barakaat honors tradition as well as looks ahead to the full potential of what Middle Eastern Dance can be in these modern times. Keep your eyes open for many wonderful things to come.

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