While studying architecture in Montevideo, Hugo begins his theatrical training with maestro Luis Cerminara. He participates in a number of shows in Uruguay and in 1994 he meets Daniele Finzi Pasca and the aesthetics of the “Theatre of the Caress”. He soon moves to Switzerland and is immediately involved in the company Teatro Sunil participating in various shows as actor, director and/or scenographer: Così si tirava il destino, Visitatio, Di sogno e volo, Cyrano & Bergerac, Tres Tristes Tangos. In 1998 he marries Maria Bonzanigo with whom he also shares a deep artistic bond.
In 2011, together with Antonio Vergamini, Daniele Finzi Pasca, Julie Hamelin Finzi and Maria Bonzanigo, he co-founds Compagnia Finzi Pasca, a new structure uniting the destinies of Teatro Sunil and of Inlevitas. He participates in some of Daniele Finzi Pasca’s large projects like the Cirque du Soleil production Corteo (2005) where he is a member of the creative team and Turin Olympic Games Closing Ceremony (2006), as part of the directing team.