Dipl. Pilates Master Trainer
+41 78 888 03 01 Phone / mail@mercedes-villanueva.ch


Portrait Mercedes

Mercedes Villanueva was born in 1966 in Bilbao and studied classical dance at the Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Madrid. Her extensive career as a professional dancer began in 1986 in Spain with the Ballet de Euskady; further stations followed with the Northern Ballet Theatre in London as well as with the Béjart Ballet in Lausanne. She performed with various dance ensembles worldwide, among which The Forsythe Company. Since 1999, Mercedes has been living and working in Zurich as a choreographer, performer and teacher. She developed a number of different projects with artist from diverse fields, including her own solo performance "SOLEA".

In 2006, Mercedes successfully completed her Post Diploma Studies as a dance educationist at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Zürich. Since then she has been working as a teacher for classical dance at schools and ensembles such as the AFJD Lausanne, the Ballettschule des Theaters Basel and the Stadttheater Bern.

In 2010, Mercedes becomes a Master Pilates Trainer diploma at the Pilates Institute Geneva. Since then, she works independently as a Personal Trainer in one of the most beautiful studios in the middle of Zurich city. serrat(u)s studio, Zwinglistrasse 40. Mercedes teaches in English, Spanish and French.