From Joinville, Brazil, Rodrigo began his studies in classical dance at age 11 under the care of Marcos Sage. In 2006, he joined the Brazilian Conservatory of Dance in Rio de Janeiro. In the same year he joined the Cia Brasileira de Ballet, Jorge Texeira, where he played leading roles in important ballets and contemporary repertoire. He was a finalist for the prestigious Prix de Lausanne in 2008. He won important awards in competitions in Brazil, and participated in major international competitions. Dancing with Tulsa Ballet since 2010, he has been featured in different productions and worked with major choreographers such as Jorma Elo, Wayne McGregor, Yuri Possokhov, Nicolo Fonte, Young-Soon Hue and Val Caniparoli. In 2013, he was promoted to Demi-Soloist, and a year later was promoted to Soloist.