Pre-Show Clowns, Stilts
Aaron Watkins earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Fun Arts from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. He has entertained and laughed with people at The White House, in China, and in the rings of the Ringling Circus. Aaron co-produced the New York Festival of Clown-Theatre. He composed and directed the famed Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade of clowns in New York City. Aaron has taught acting and clowning at universities, theaters, summer camps, and schools across the country since 1983 and was Dean of Students at Ringling’s famed Clown College. He is a proud recipient of the Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Award for his work at the Big Apple Circus and at Paul Newman’s Hole-In-The-Wall Camp. Aaron Watkins is the proud father of Sailor Circus performers Sophie and Lila.