Biography

Rex Camphuis

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Rex Camphuis has been working in Theater, Film, Television or Circus Production since 1986. Rex attended The San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts and San Diego Jr. Theater. After a 3 season apprenticeship at San Diego’s Starlight Opera Rex went to Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz where he studied Acting and Direction for the stage. While working for the Tandy Beal Dance Company as a stage manager Ms. Beal became San Francisco’s Pickle Circus’ Artistic Director. Rex stage-managed the Pickles from ''92-''95. In ''96 he moved to Los Angeles to begin work in film and television production where he was the Production Coordinator for 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 Pickle Circus 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 the ''07/’08 season as San Francisco’s Traveling Jewish Theatre’s Associate Producer and Sound Designer in Residence whose credits include their recent productions of Rose and Death of a Salesman. Also in ’07 Rex and Aloysia co-founded TROUPE VERTIGO a theatrical circus entertainment company bringing the thrill of the circus and the art of the theater to special events and theatrical productions around the world. LA based Troupe Vertigo delightfully indulges in a genre-bending mixture of dance, music, theatre and circus. An ensemble of acrobats, dancers, aerialists and actors Troupe Vertigo innovates theatrical circus production. Their new production and performance space is also the home of Cirque School, home to professional circus artists and amateur circus enthusiast alike. Cirque School opens up the world of circus arts to anyone and everyone with an wonderful Aerial Circus Fitness Program for Anybody and Any Body. Located in Hollywood it has quickly become one of the new homes of the circus arts in LA. He recently Co-Produced five short Children’s Defense Fund documentaries for JJ Abrams and Katie McGrath.