- With Dutch National Ballet since: 2016
- From: Cali, Colombia
- Career with Dutch National Ballet: Élève (2017), Junior Company (2016)
- Training: Incolballet, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, Kansas School of Classical Ballet and Chautauqua Institution
- Awards: Rafael has participated in many prestigious International ballet competitions including Peru where he was awarded the gold medal two years in a row and in Cuba where he earned an honorable mention. Recently, Rafael had the opportunity to compete in the Youth America Grand Prix in New York City where he was presented with the Outstanding Artistry Award by Dance Europe Magazine.