Rafael Quintas was born and raised in Brasilia, Brazil. He moved to the U.S. in 2008 to attend Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO, where he earned degrees in Dance and Mass Communication – Radio/TV. Through his studies at Lindenwood University he discovered his passion for choreography and teaching.
Quintas arrived in L.A. in January of 2013. Rafael has been working with Heidi Duckler Dance since 2018 as a teaching artist and performer. Rafael taught regular classes at EDGE Performing Arts Center for 3 years and has many times been a sub teacher at Movement Lifestyle. He has choreographed for multiple dance events in the Los Angeles area and most recently started creating and directing dance films. In his classes and movement, he strives for the dancers to completely let go while being fully aware. To help people discover themselves, to release their fears, to explore the uncomfortable, to release through movement to guide people to self-love.