pascalhäring

Physicist-turned-circus-artist

pascalhaering, head shot, Photography by Simone Haering

Born in Switzerland, Pascal showed early talent in movement and sport as well as for maths and the like. This combination made him pursue a career in science first, while spending a lot of time doing sport, dance and circus. After graduating with a Masters in Physics and working in the electronics industry for 3 years, Pascal’s career made a quantum leap. He decided to run away to the circus, turn his hobby into a profession and enroll at the full-time circus school CircoArts in New Zealand. A year later, following a devastating earthquake, he continued his training at the National Institute of Circus Arts in Melbourne, where he graduated in December 2011, specialising in cyr wheel, juggling and partner acrobatics.

Pascal specialises in cyr wheel, juggling and adagio (also called acrobalance). Cyr Wheel is a contemporary acrobatic discipline, in which he spins and rolls in a simple, body-sized metal wheel. With a high skill level and a fascinating stage presence, his acts mesmerize, make people laugh and carry the audience into a different world.

Pascal’s performance experience includes touring with Circus Aotearoa in New Zealand, the Christmas show "Swiss Christmas" in Zurich, Varieté Et Cetera in Bochum, the M/S Color Fantasy cruise ship, Barnum Musical UK tour, as well as various cabarets, festivals, corporate and private events in Europe and overseas. His cyr wheel act was a success at the Melbourne Fringe festival 2011 and the Festival des Artistes de Cirque de Saint-Paul-lès-Dax 2013. In 2014/2015 he toured the UK for 12 months with the Barnum Musical. And in 2016 he will have a TV appearance in "Switzerland's got talent". Pascal strives to create acts in which his skills, the music and the performance melt together to form a captivating experience for the audience.

He also has many years of experience teaching sport and movement. He holds a Swiss ski instructor diploma and has taught skiing, circus and team sports for nearly 20 years.