2017 Featured Performer


Kenny Ahearn will be our featured performer at the 2017 convention in Thailand.

Kenny is an experience circus clown who puts on a amazing and dynamic show that will thrill all.
You don’t want to miss this wonderful performance at the W.C.A. 2017 convention. Kenny will also teach several excellent classes on movement and clown arts. You will love it.

His Resume and performance highlights include:
Training with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College–BFA (Bachelor in Fun Arts)
Circus World–Orlando, FL–MFA (Master in Fun Arts)
The Soviet National School for the Circus & Variety Arts
New York/Actors Center–Physical Comedy Master Classes with Bill Irwin and Christopher Bayes
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Toured with the country music stars Brook and Dunn on their Neon Circus and Wild West Tour.

Opening Act for shows, fairs and festivals:
SpamFest–Austin, MN, Clay County Fair (Largest County Fair in U.S.A.)–Spencer, Iowa ( 5 times)
Sunday on Central–Phoenix, Arizona (3 times)
Summerfest Milwaukee, WI (5 times)
Minnesota State Fair (4 times)
Ohio State Fair (3 times)
Utah State Fair (2 times)
South Carolina State Fair( 2 times)
Iowa State Fair Missouri State Fair
South Texas State Fair–Beaumont, TX
North Florida Fair–Tallahassee, Florida
Pasco County Fair–Dade City, FL (2 times)
Northern Wisconsin State Fair (5 times)
Panhandle South Plains Fair–Lubbock,Texas (2 times)
Trails West– St. Joseph, MO (2 times)
Omaha Arts Festival–Omaha, Nebraska
Red River Valley Fair–Fargo, North Dakota
New Years Fest–Kalamazoo, MI (14 consecutive years)
Porter County Fair–Valparaiso, IN (12 consecutive years)
Riverfest–La Crosse, WI (14 consecutive years)
Wisconsin State Fair (7 consecutive years)

International Performances/Festivals
The China International Childrens Arts Festival–R.O.C. Taiwan
Variete Theatre Festival–Singapore
World Expo–Aichi Japan
Suddenly Weekly Holiday Festival–Hong Kong, China
The International Street Performers/Vaudeville Festival–Edmonton, Alberta
The Southern Japan Cultural Arts Festival–Fukuoka, Japan
The Taj President Hotel Ballroom Theatre–Mumbai, India
The Blackpool Tower Circus Clown Festival– Blackpool, England
The Soviet National School for the Circus and Variety Arts (Moscow Circus School)–Moscow, U.S.S.R.
The Polish National Circus School–Warsaw, Poland
The Grand Ballroom Theatre Disneyland Hotel–Anehiem, CA
Elsinore Theatre–Salem,Oregon
Maine West Theater–Des Plains, IL
Madison Civic Center:Kids in the Crossroads Series–Madison, WI
Hering Auditorium–Fairbanks, Alaska
Paramount Theatre–St.Cloud, MN The Grand Opera House, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
The Mabel Tainter Theatre– Menomonie, WI
The Fairmont Opera House–Fairmont, MN Music Box Theatre–Minneapolis, MN
International Theatre National Chang Kai Shek Cultural Center–Taipei, Taiwan
Southports Arts Centre–Southport England
Pleasure B Studio Theatre–Nagoya, Japan
NTUC Center Theatre–Singapore
Very Special Event The White House

Television
Good Morning America
MTV
CMT
The Travel Channel
Fox Family Channel
Two CBS Ringling Bros Circus Specials
numerous regional television appearances

Video Circus Works!
Educational Video–Co-host Film Da Vinci’s Dream– Leonardo Da Vinci (3-D Motion Capture Actor)

Radio
What D’Ya Know with Michael Feldman
Guest Educator Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College

Faculty
University of Wisconsin/La Crosse Clown Camp–Staff (20 years)
The Wisconsin Association of Community Theatres Festival

Workshops
Unversity of Wisconsin/La Crosse Kids College Red Skelton Clown School
World Clown Association Convention
Clowns of America International Convention
The University of Virginia Drama Department
The DePaul University Drama Department
The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program

You will learn much from Kenny’s excellence and experience. Visit Thailand in 2017 and be a part of a one of a kind convention.

-Reported by Norm B. W.C.A. Marketing Director