Rafé began playing guitar when he was eight years old and was soon giving shows in his home town of Sao Paulo in Brazil. As a teenager, he explored how to integrate his music into performance. By the time he left school he knew that he wanted a career that combined his love of music with circus performance. He was fortunate to be accepted to study for five years at the acclaimed Universidade Livre de Musica Tom Jobim which eventually led to a contract with Cirque du Soleil in Zaia as a tap dancer and body percussionist.
Rafé has presented shows and given workshops at festivals, resorts, cruise ships, theatres and special events in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.