Mario started dancing at the Marya Kennett School of Dance in Goshen, NY. He received his pre-professional training at Walnut Hill School for the Arts and went on to attain his BFA from the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase College. Mario has also studied dance at the San Francisco Ballet School, The Juilliard School, Nederlands Dans Theater, M.I.P., The Cunningham Fellowship Workshop, and Springboard Danse Montreal. Prior to joining Charlotte Ballet, Mario danced with Los Angeles Dance Project, Visceral Dance Chicago, and American Repertory Ballet.
During his career he has performed internationally, most recently Festival in Motion, the first ever western dance festival Doha, Qatar. During his time at LADP he premiered Benjamin Millepieds Romeo and Juliet dancing the part of Juliet, later filmed for French TV networks. Throughout his career he has danced in works by Kyle Abraham, Danielle Agami, George Balanchine, Dimitri Chambles & Kim Gordon, Merce Cunningham, Nicolo Fonte, Mark Godden, Madboots Dance, Charm La’Donna, Stephan Laks, Paul Lightfoot & Sol Leon, Jose Limon, Benjamin Millepied, Matthew Neenan, Kevin O’Day, Kirk Peterson, Salia Sanuo, Erica Sobol, Bobbi Jean Smith & Or Schraiber, Jermaine Spivey & Spenser Theberge, Pam Tanowitz, Saburo Teshigawara, Doug Varone, Yin Yue and others.