Contramestre Rogerio Teber founded the Oakland group of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation (ICAF) in 1997. He is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he studied Capoeira from 1985 to 1996 with Grupo de Capoeira Angola Pelourinho (GCAP) under Mestre Manoel Lopes. In 1999, Mestre Manoel gave him the title of Contramestre. Since joining the ICAF in 1997, he has worked closely with Mestre Cobra Mansa, founder of the ICAF, Mestre Jurandir, the leader of the west coast branch and Mestre Valmir, the leader of the Brazilian branch in Bahia. In 2003, he received the title of Contramestre for ICAF by Mestres Jurandir, Cobra Mansa and Valmir.
In 2003 Contramestre Rogerio left Oakland and moved back to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and then on to Mexico City, Mexico, from where he now leads the FICA-Rio and FICA-Mexico City groups. He is also responsible for study groups in Copenhagen, Denmark and Tubingen, Germany.