Dominique Mercy received his education in classical dance. After a stay in the United States, he met Pina Bausch (1940-2009) in 1972. She invited him to join her recently created contemporary dance company in Germany, with which he has remained since 1974.
He co-created some of the dance corps choreography and pieces. He became one of the most famous contemporary dancer and received a Bessie Award in 2002 for his performance in Masurca Fogo.
Together with Bausch's assistant Robert Sturm, he was elected unanimously by the ensemble in place of Pina Bausch in October 2009.
- 1974: Iphigénie en Tauride
- 1975: Orfeo ed Euridice
- 1978: Café Müller
- 1980: Bandoneon
- 1983: Nelken - Carnations
- 1989: Palermo, Palermo
- 1995: Danzón
- 1997: Der Fensterputzer - The Window Cleaner
- 1998: Masurca Fogo
- 1999: Petit psaume du matin (Little morning psalm) written for Dominique Mercy by Josef Nadj.
- Pina Bausch assistant for a major part of the creations since 1974.
- 2000: Ça ira mieux demain written for Guesch Patti
- Dominique Mercy dances Pina Bausch by Régis Obadia, France, 2003, 52 min., producer: arte, video clip and Cafe Müller
- Dominique Mercy's homepage, Folkwang Hochschule (German)
- Bausch works her magic in Paris, The New York Times, June 17, 2005
- Hopelessly devoted to you, The Independent, January 26, 1999
- Dominique Mercy on IMDb
- Alan Riding: Bausch works her magic in Paris, The New York Times, June 17, 2005
- Late German dance legend Bausch's successors named, AFP, October 12, 2009