Artistic Director and Dance Education Program Manager
Aja is a full-time tango instructor with a background in the performing arts. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with honors in Sociology from the University of Portsmouth (UK), and is trained in the Justisse Method of fertility awareness for women. She discovered tango in 2000 in her hometown of London, and shortly afterwards moved to Buenos Aires to immerse herself full-time in the study of tango. She was brought to Washington DC by Tango Mercurio founder Sharna Fabiano in 2009. Her career as a tango instructor has since taken her to London, Berlin, throughout the US and Australia. Aja’s involvement with Tango Mercurio began in 2010. She joined the board as ex oficio member and Artistic director in 2015. Her mission as Artistic Director is to bring the highest quality guest instruction to Washington DC, foster the development of Mercurio instructors, and to create opportunity for dance students of all levels and interest, guiding them through their tango experience.