Aja has been exploring the art and technique of Argentine tango since the year 2000. She has made countless trips to Argentina to refine her skills and deepen her understanding of this intricate and interpersonal dance. One visit involved a year of consistent study with master teachers and nightly dancing in the milongas and practicas of Buenos Aires. Aja has studied with some of the greatest names in tango such as Gustavo Naveira and Chicho Frumboli. Matias Facio, Evren Sayin, and Sharna Fabiano are among her most influential teachers, along with her professional teaching partners who have so honestly and generously shared their knowledge and feedback with her. Alongside tango, Aja has studied and guided other women in practices related to feminine embodiment and fertility awareness under the guidance of Chameli Ardagh and Geraldine Matus. Facilitating these processes has heightened her awareness of the profound interplay between the feminine and masculine principle that lies at the heart of all things. Her work with tango is evolving into one that reveals the breadth of this polarity within the dance, the body, and the inner world. Aja has complemented tango with the study of yoga, pilates and ballet. Her career has taken her to London, Berlin, throughout the United States and Australia. She has worked with students ranging from 7 to 97 years of age and those with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Since motherhood brought about the stunning realisation that everybody is somebody's baby, a new gentleness shows up in her teaching. Aja is Tango Mercurio's Artistic Director and Curriculum Program Manager.