Roberto di Lernia, born in Milan in 1968, discovered his vocation as a clown and performer in 1992, when he became Rufino.
His main formative experiences as a performer were with Raul Manso, Jean Paul Denizon, the Colombaioni Brothers, Mark Eriksson, Jango Edwards, Jean Menigault, Pierre Byland, Eric de Bont, Johnny Mellville, and Rita Pelusio.
Street artist, actor and fantasist of consolidated experience, he has participated for over twenty years in Italian and international festivals and artistic events with a variety of different artistic performances. In 2002, he participating in the film “Pinocchio” by Roberto Benigni, appearing in a few scenes. Since 2010, he has collaborated with Trukitrek in two of their artistic productions: first in “Isla Mosquito” and then as a soloist in “Blue Moon”. In 2013, under the supervision of Salvo Frasca, he developed the show “Fausto Barile.” He has participated in two expeditions of “GiullariSenzaFrontiere” in India and Brazil.
He performs regularly in 4 Italian circuses: Side Kunst Cirque, Circo el Grito, Circo Paniko and Magda Clan. He lives in Tuscany and travels often.