Mert Degirmendereli trained at Italia Conti academy of theatre arts, earning a scholarship to one of the words first theatre schools in 2006, in 2010 he won the Dada (Dance and drama) award for a place in the 3 year diploma course. While still at college Mert began his career dancing alongside artists such as Pixie lott, Yolanda Be cool, Little Mix, Ellie Goulding and more. He also choreographed for Anderson Foundation and London garments Expo fashion shows held at the Business Design Centre.
Mert toured with complete works company for the T.I.E tour of ‘As you like it’ as Orlando. Performing alongside Summer Strallen and Roger Lloyd pack in Dick Whittington panto at the Barbican theatre and also and interactive experience at the V&A museum called ‘Memory palace’
Earlier this year Mert filmed various adverts for Kinder Bueno and a short Film for River island directed by Mary Nighy which will air in this year’s London fashion week and will be played in selected River Island stores for the A/W collection. Mert is currently filming a new adult Drama by Russell T Davies, playing ‘Cezar’ which will air early next year on Channel 4 and E4.