"Troupe Vertigo is a never-ending flow of creative expression" - LA TIMES

About Us

Los Angeles-based Troupe Vertigo is a revolutionary theatrical circus and event production company composed of some of today's most acclaimed and multi-talented circus professionals. Their work is an eclectic mix of theater, circus, dance and music bridging the quirky with the sublime

TROUPE VERTIGO believes circus should be a theatrical experience, and creates a strong sense of time, place and character in each of our productions.

TROUPE VERTIGO believes that circus is ageless and universal. Our goal is to present our show in many settings; delighting hearts and elevating spirits throughout the country and the world.

TROUPE VERTIGO is energized by visual imagery and the storytelling capacity created by challenging one's body.

TROUPE VERTIGO's team has produced acclaimed events for individuals and corporations all over the world.

TROUPE VERTIGO is also home to CIRQUE SCHOOL, which uses training, performance, and community outreach to nurture an appreciation for the circus arts in a supportive, non-competitive environment. CIRQUE SCHOOL offers public classes, a space for circus troupes and professional artists to train and rehearse and student performances.,

At CIRQUE SCHOOL we welcome individuals of all ages, sizes and abilities with a core philosophy of teaching ANYBODY WITH ANY BODY. Cirque School LA

Troupe Vertigo

We are all asked to put our selves into boxes of limitation either by society or ourselves, as a way to help to define our potential. Exploring the ideas of confinement and freedom - gravity and air - how are we separate and unique from one another, yet still able to fit together despite those inherent differences.

Review from Dance Resource Center- Alex Matthews:
Choreographed and directed by Aloysia Gavre and developed in partnership with her husband Rex Camphuis, this work is part of an ongoing commitment to create moving and intimate pieces through which audiences are both captivated by the environment and the artists skills. Five technically sound artists inquire about confinement and freedom, embarking on a poetic and visually enticing journey full of surprises; expectations bend (literally!), movement twists and turns, the body encapsulates the imagination in mentally and physically spell-binding, boundary pushing, and exhilarating ways. We may experience moments of visual shock onstage that seem to separate us as viewers from the performers, but the work is all-encompassing as gradually envelopes us with a comforting sense of synchronicity and unity, ultimately bringing us together.

Aloysia Gavre

Aloysia Gavre: Director

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

Rex Camphuis: Director

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.