Born and raised in Brazil, Rodrigo moved to Winnipeg in 2001 as an exchange student, discovering Hamlet in high-school. Mr Gord McLeod, his English teacher then, is to be blamed for everything, for Rodrigo hasn’t stopped pursuing Shakespeare since. In Winnipeg, Rod has directed and acted in several productions at various local theatres; most recently, he played Athos at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s production of The Three Musketeers, and directed Jessica B. Hill’s solo piece Pandora for Prairie Theatre Exchange. Rod also has a passion for teaching, and he has been a theatre instructor at various organizations and universities. He holds a BA (Honours) from the University of Winnipeg, an MA in Classical Acting from England’s LAMDA, and he’s a graduate of Stratford’s two flagship programs: the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre and the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction.