Aja discovered tango in 2000. She has made countless trips to Argentina to deepen her understanding of this intricate and interpersonal dance. One visit involved a year of study with master teachers and nightly dancing in the milongas and practicas of Buenos Aires. Matias Facio, Evren Sayin, and Sharna Fabiano are among her most influential teachers, along with her professional teaching partners who have honestly and generously shared their knowledge and feedback with her. Alongside tango, Aja has studied and guided women in feminine embodiment practices and fertility awareness methods under the guidance of Chameli Ardagh and Geraldine Matus. Facilitating these processes have awakened her to the profound interplay between the feminine and masculine principle that lies at the heart of all things. Her work with tango is one that reveals and embraces this balance and polarity. 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. Aja is Tango Mercurio's Artistic Director and Dance Education Program Manager.