Meriem Bahri is a self-taught costume designer and maker. After completing a PhD in biology, she turned definitively to her great passion for costumes.

Her interest for this field has begun with the Brazilian dance group Atabak in France and she has continued to enrich her knowledge with world-renowned companies such as the Boston Early Music Festival, the Joffrey Ballet and Opéra de Nice. Now, she collaborates regularly with two groups specialized in baroque operas: the Haymarket Opera Company in USA and Académie Desprez in Europe. Meriem has also brought her costuming skills to dance and theater: recently, she worked with The Beethoven Festival, Balam Dance Theater, International Voices Project and Elements Contemporary Ballet (for more info, see “Projects”).

Meriem is also an illustrator and a history and poetry lover. She currently lives in Chicago, after spending 18 years in France and, 9 years in Tunisia.