Mercedes Aguilar started her dance training as a college student taking all that was offered, but ultimately falling in love with the physicality and freedom of modern dance. In 1994, she graduated from CSUSM with a degree in English. Mercedes has taught dance, Pilates, and writing to undergraduate students. She currently works as a Family Liaison at an elementary school in the Escondido Union School District. As a Liaison, her job responsibilities include helping parents navigate the educational system so that they can support their students’ academic success. Her biggest joy is watching Adrianna, her daughter, dance.


Mercedes continues to work with SDAB as part of the Administration Team. It has been very rewarding to see SDAB dancers grow in their technique and artistry.

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