Aloysia Gavre started her circus training at the age of eight at the Pickle Family Circus School in San Francisco. She cemented her international reputation performing with Cirque du Soleil for more than five years in O and Quidam; in addition, she was selected to represent Cirque du Soleil at the International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo where she received special honors. Aloysia has also been featured on film in movies like Water for Elephants, on Broadway in Birdhouse Factory and on stage in diverse shows and companies including the Pickle Family Circus, Teatro Zinzanni, and Cirque de la Symphonie.
In 2004, Aloysia started choreographing and directing live theatrical circus shows and special events such as the internationally touring Cirque Mechanics production of Birdhouse Factory and Boomtown. This success lead her and her directing partner Rex Camphuis to create both High Water Radio and Elevation 63 for the Pickle Circus. Upon relocating to Los Angeles in 2005 she co-founded both Troupe Vertigo Circus Theater and Cirque School. Her other stage choreographic and directing highlights include work with Le Ombre – a shadow acrobatic & dance company and for the Baltimore Symphony's Aaron Copeland's Billy The Kid with Cirque de la Symphonie. Television credits include The Cape, The Defenders, Last Call with Carson Daly and numerous commercials. In 2011 she was a featured speaker at both TEDx and The Directors Lab West and has produced numerous high profile special events around the globe.
Rex Camphuis has been working in Theater, Film, Television or Circus Production since 1986. After studying Acting and Direction for the Stage at Cabrillo College, Rex was heavily involved with the San Francisco's Pickle Circus as Stage-Manager, Co-Director, or Musical Director. In L.A. he was Production Coordinator for The WB's Felicity and ABC's Alias.
Rex served as the Board President for Pasadena Jr. Theater, a youth theater school, for 4 years. In '04 Rex Co-directed and was the Musical Director of the Cirque Mechanics production Birdhouse Factory. His directing work along with partner Aloysia Gavre continued with the Pickle Circus productions High Water Radio, Elevation 63 and Vertigo. Rex spent a season as San Francisco's Traveling Jewish Theatreʼs Associate Producer and Sound Designer in Residence. Rex is also a documentary film maker producing short films for the Children's Defense Fund about teens in the LA area making a difference in their own lives.