Helio was born in Brazil and started dancing at the age of 10. He studied with Patricia Salgado at Petite Danse SChool of Dance in Rio de Janeiro for seven years and in 2010 he was awarded a Jerome Robbins Foundation Scholarship to study full-time at the New Zealand School of Dance. After graduating, he won the Todd Corporation Scholarship and a place with Royal New Zealand Ballet in 2011.
Other accomplishments include placing amongst the top 10 finalists at the 2009 Youth America Grand Prix ballet competition in New York and winning the Sir John Logan Campbell Ballet Award in Auckland in 2010.
One of Helio's performance highlights to date is the Bluebird pas de deux in Marcia Haydée's production of The Sleeping Beauty with West Australian Ballet.