Mario grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and holds a degree in Physical Education. His first encounters with dance are of street dances, training in breaking, hip hop dance, house dance and locking and poppin. He was a member of the Urbanus Crew for 9 years, also a Member of the Rock in Rio Street Dance Crew in 2013 in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, and performed for the Diesel campaign in Vogue Fashion's Night Out Rio 2013. For the last Three years, he focus to train formally in classical and modern dance, exploring the use of the floor in between all the different dance styles. He has performed in several festivals around Brazil, awarded prices as a performer and choreographer. This is Mario’s first season with HDG.