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 important ballets and contemporary repertoire, playing leading roles as Giselle, Don Quixote and The Magic Flute. It 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. In 2010 he joined the Corps de Ballet of Tulsa Ballet, and in 2013 he was promoted to Demi-Soloist.