Aja discovered belly dance after dancing for most of her life and then realizing that she would need to find a form that didn't require a partner after she married her wonderful, non-dancing husband.
She started with Miss Taj in 2007, and then took classes with several teachers over the next few years, including Alexandria, Samantha, Laila Aziz, and Malik Turley, before finally landing at Arabesque Dance & Fitness, where she studied with Sonya, Lisha, and Christiana.
Aja's current teachers include Eliza, Ellen, and Angelina, and she is a performing member of Eliza's modern fusion troupe Spellbound.
Aja has been also been fortunate to take workshops and classes with many other incredible dancers over the years, including Dahlena, Surayah, Kamrah, Megan Hartmann, Deb Rubin, Aziza, Tempest, April Rose, Elizabeth Ashner, Rachel Brice, Mira Betz, Tamarind Tribal, Irina Akulenko, Dalia Carella, Sharon Kihara, Asharah, Zoe Jakes, Ashley Lopez, Kami Liddle, Lady Fred, Sera Solstice, Jill Parker, Bahaia, Amy Sigil, and Ariellah. She earned her Tribal Massive Advanced/Professional certification in 2015, and participated in Tribal Revolution for the fourth time in June 2015.