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Hosted by Yasmina Ramzy, Deeper Dance discusses a wide range of world dance arts and its artists with emphasis on socio-political change, community outreach and searching for the meaning of existence.

Feb 8, 2021

An independent spirit who has carved her own path for dance.

Mervat Bahlawan was born in Syria in 1988. Her first encounter with gymnastics was at the age of 6 years old, in which she obtained several medals on a national scale in Syria, and then participated  in competitions on a wider scale internationally, as well as being a part of several gymnastics camps in multiple countries (Romania, Egypt, Iraq).Mervat journey with gymnastics ended in 2002,and that’s when her  journey with dancing started,

In 2013, Mervat graduated from the High Institute of Dramatech of  Arts in Damascus University, with a degree of “excellent” as a professional dancer, later she attained several experience certificates from the Russian Center Institute in Damascus and she Participated in numerous professional courses in both ballet and modern dancing.

Mervat worked as a dancing instructor in both Choueifat School, and in Damascus university High Institute of Performing of Arts in Syria , she worked as a ballet teacher in the School of Ballet in Damascus, and in other private and cultural schools in Syria.

Mervat Participated in the Arabic version of the international TV competition show “So You Think You Can Dance” and she was chosen among the first best sixteen dancers , and she Participated in several dance shows with Inana professional dancing group in multiple countries in the Middle East and worldwide ,Mervat Participated in the Arabic version of the TV competition show “Arab Got Talent” and she reached the Semi Final

In 2015 Mervat Worked as a choreographer and also a dance trainer in Inana Ballet Academy.