Hugo was born in 1987 in Portugal. He started Hip-hop dancing at the age of 11 joining, 3 years later, the Academia de Dança Contemporânea de Setúbal, where he graduated in 2006.
Marmelada has been working since with various dance companies and choreographers such as Compagnie Alias, Amanda Miller, André Mesquita, Ariadna Montfort, Bounce Streetdance Company, Oslo Dance Ensemble and the Norwegian National Ballet.
With It Dansa Company he performed works by Ohad Naharin, Jiří Kylián, Rafael Bonachela, among others; With Company Carte Blanche he performed works by Hooman Sharifi, Sharon Eyal, Crystal Pite, and more. Hugo joined Batsheva Dance Company in 2017 and is currently dancing with them.