Mestre Rogerio Soares Peixoto was born in 1954 in Rio de Janeiro where he started to play capoeira in 1972. In 1989 he became Mestre de Capoeira Angola receiving the title from Mestre Moraes (GCAP) and Mestre Cobra Mansa (FICA). Soon after he founded the 1st school of Capoeira Angola in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais.
In 1990 he moved to Kassel in Germany and today he lives in Düsseldorf teaching Capoeira Angola in the cities of Frankfurt, Kassel, Hamburg and Freiburg. He is one of the most important representatives of Capoeira Angola in Brazil and in Europe.