The award winning Qabila Folkdance Company was created in the fall of 2011 under the direction of Aubre Hill. Dedicated to sharing the joy of Arabic folkdance, Qabila performs at a variety of festivals, theatres, and events as well as teaches workshops, lectures, and classes for schools and other organizations representing folk dances from across the Arab World and beyond.
Qabila is currently under the process of becoming one of the few non-profit Arabic folk dance companies and now has dance companies in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and Seattle. The Seattle Qabila Project was established in 2020 by Stefanie Fatooh, one of the original members of the Los Angeles Chapter. Since then, they have been honored to be a part of local and regional events of all sizes. Most notably, they have collaborated with Seattle based band House of Tarab for live music and dance showcases at the Northwest Folklife Festival. They have also brought cultural dance education opportunities to the Seattle area through producing workshops with artists like Sahra Saeeda, Amel Tafsout and Sara Al-Hadithi.
The Seattle Chapter has received support from the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) and is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike.