Mercedes began studying flamenco at at FCF shortly after it was founded by Emma Estrada. She studied under FCF’s guest teacher, Clara Ramona then joined the Clara Ramona Dance Company and performed across the Philippines and in Asia. In 2012 she appeared as a flamenco dancer in the indie film “In Nomine Matris.” She has workshopped with many flamenco artists such as Belen Maya, Pepa Molina and Ursula Lopez. She has also taken classes at the reknowned Amor de Dios in Madrid as well as at Carmen delas Cuevas in Granada and Juan Povillo in Sevilla. She returned to FCF in 2012 and is currently studying flamenco under Emma Estrada. She has also joined Grupo Nuevo Flamenco, FCF’s official performing group.