Since graduating from the Conservatorio de Danza in Alicante with a diploma in Classical Ballet, a diploma in Spanish Dance and Flamenco, and a diploma from the Royal Academy of Dancing - RAD - Mercedes has taught dance and performed professionally for over 25 years. She has performed and choreographed in several artistic productions at many renowned theatres and dance venues in Spain, Mexico, France, Italy and England to name but a few.
Based in Plymouth, she has been delivering Flamenco and Salsa classes and workshops in several schools and colleges across the South West of England. She was an established Flamenco and Salsa teacher at The Barbican Theatre in Plymouth where she formed her own dance groups Flamenco Vivo and Salsa Viva. Mercedes has choreographed and performed in several productions and community art projects at the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth Pavilions, The Theatre Royal, Dartmouth Festival, Callington Fest...
As principal Salsa teacher at the now legendary Club Fandango in Plymouth, her profile within the Latin dance scene in the early 2000’s was heightened by a number of media appearances on local and national TV and radio.
Mercedes now teaches Flamenco at Plymouth School of Creative Arts and other venues in and around the Plymouth area. Recently she has been the Flamenco lead practitioner and choreographer for the FUSE production Put on Your Red Shoes at the Athenaeum Theatre where she performed with her Flamenco company.