Prof. Hikmet Mehmedov was born in Kardjali in 1950. He graduated at the Sofia State Choreography School. He started his career as a dancer at the Ballet Company of the National Opera and Ballet and at the Arabesque Ballet Company, Sofia. Later he graduated in Ballet Directing at the St Petersburg Conservatory. His tutors were the worldwide famous ballet masters prof. Nikolai Boyarchikov and prof. Peter Gusev.
From 1983 till 1995 Hikmet Mehmedov was the artistic director and choreographer of the ballet company of the Russe Opera. In 1992 he was briefly the artistic and managing director of the Ruse State Opera.
In 1990 Hikmet Mehmedov founded a ballet class at the Ruse State Music School. Then he organized the first National Artistic Meeting of the Bulgarian Ballet Masters named after the great Bulgarian choreographer Assen Manolov.
From 1995 till 1998 he was the artistic director of the ballet company of the Sofia National Opera and Ballet.
Since 1998 Hikmet Mehmedov is the artistic director of the ballet company of the Burgas Opera and Philharmonic Society.
Since 1999 Hikmet Mehmedov is teaching Ballet Composition and Directing at the Academy of Music Dance and Fine Arts in Plovdiv.