Meet Mike

Mike Weakley, creator of StiltFun, learned how to walk on stilts at Ringling Bros. 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. and Barnum & Bailey 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, conventions, festivals, fairs, concerts, sporting events, parades, 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
  • Universal Studios
  • Sea World
  • Orange Bowl Parade
  • NFL games
  • NBA games
  • MLB All-Star Game
Mike Weakley as Hillbilly the clown - stilt walker for Ringling Bros. Circus

Mike as Hillbilly the Clown, stilt walker for Ringling Bros. Circus.

Mardi Gras stilt walker at Universal Studios

Mardi Gras stilt walker at Universal Studios.

Top-notch Instruction

In addition to being a performer, Mike is also a circus arts instructor. He is trained in teaching juggling, 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
  • Orlando Youth Circus
  • Van Lodostov Family Circus
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida

Interested in taking stilt walking lessons or hosting a circus workshop?

“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

Student & Performer