Mike Weakley learned the art of stilt walking at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, and he graduated from the prestigious school with a Bachelor of Fun Arts degree. He then went on to perform with the Ringling Bros. Circus for 7 years as a professional clown and stilt walker. Upon leaving the circus, Mike continued entertaining audiences across the country at theme parks, sporting events, fairs, festivals, parades, conventions, and numerous other special events. Some of the notable venues Mike has performed at over the years include...   

The White House
Madison Square Garden
Caesar's Palace
  NFL games
NBA games
MLB All-Star Game
  Universal Studios
Sea World
Orange Bowl Parade

"I’m so glad you’re one of our stilt walkers. Your energy and interaction are awesome. Keep up the great work!”
- Lisa Manning; Universal Studios Orlando

Mike Weakley as Hillbilly the
clown - stilt walker for
Ringling Bros. Circus

Mardi Gras stilt walker at
Universal Studios
In addition to being a performer, Mike is also a circus arts instructor. He is trained in
teaching juggling, unicycle riding, clowning, improvisation, and of course stilt walking. His teaching experience includes...

- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College
- Cirque du Monde - a community outreach program of Cirque du Soleil
- Circus Sarasota
- Orlando Circus School
- Cirque du Jour
- Van Lodostov Family Circus
- Orlando Youth Circus
- Boy Scouts of America
- Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida

“I have been taking stilt walking lessons with Mike and he is hands down one of the best teachers I've ever had - for anything!  Because of his knowledge, expertise, and passion for what he does, Mike has made this experience for me one that I will never forget! Thank you, Mike!
- Emily Bain; performer

Interested in taking stilt walking lessons or hosting a circus workshop? Contact Mike for more information.

Call: 407-227-0636