Rico's training hails from Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas and the Manila Shakespeare Company. Some of his credits are: Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter's Tale, Julius Caesar, and as Posthumus Leonatus in Cymbeline. He also appeared in Griselda Gambaro's Information for Foreigners, Anton Juan's Hinabing Pakpak ng Ating mga Anak, Namiki Gohei's Kanjincho, Vincent de Jesus's Himala the Musicale, Sarah Kane's Cleansed, Ron Capinding's William, and Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie as Tom Wingfield.
Rico delights in the exploration of breath, signals, and sound sense on and off the stage. He also directed PORTRAITS, a bold reimagining of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.