Rafael Herbas was born in Buenos Aires in 1980. In 2000 he started dancing tango at the tango school "Club Cervantes" with Adrián Bahut, a specialist for Argentinean tango, and soon became his assistant in the tango classes. He also continued his training at the José Neglia dance school and with specialists Norberto Guichenduc, Juan Carlos Espósito, Haydé González, Eduardo Pérez and Gabriela Elías. He has been living in St. Gallen since April 2014 and gives tango classes and workshops in Eastern Switzerland. Since February 2016, he has been running the "Rafael Herbas Tango School" together with his wife Lea Graber.