Ricardo Napoleão first debuted professionally as an author and actor in Berlin in 1990, with his VENTO play. His director was Raimund Hoghe, the playwright from Pina Bausch's theatre company.
After that, Ricardo went to Düsseldorf in order to work at Theatre Der Klänge. Then he moved to Paris and graduated with the noteworthy movement instructor and theatre pedagogue Jacques Lecoq at the École International de Thèatre Jacques Lecoq, in 1995.
Thereafter he produced several shows as an author, actor and director. Ricardo also wrote the forewords of the Brazilian edition from Jacques Lecoq’s The Moving Body: Teaching Creative Theatre, a worldwide reference book in performing arts.
Currently living in Lisbon, he's also engaged in creating audiovisual and theatre projects.
His firs book The 33 Doors of the Way gathers the experiences he went through when walking the Camino de Santiago and the ACT COACH technics he developed.
You can listen to Ricardo Napoleão every week on his amusing podcast called Napocast, Travelling with Napoleão, as well in his YouTube channel NAPOTV.