pascalhäring

Physicist-turned-circus-artist

pascalhaering, head shot, Photography by Simone Haering

Born in Switzerland, Pascal has always been active in sports, dance and circus, but he pursued a career in science first. After graduating with a Masters in Physics and working in the electronics industry, his life made a quantum leap. He decided to run away to the circus, turn his hobby into a profession and enrol 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.

He has since gained a wealth of international performance experience, enchanting the stages of Circus Aotearoa in New Zealand, "Swiss Christmas” in Zurich, Varieté Et Cetera in Bochum and on board M/S Color Fantasy, to name but a few. His cyr wheel act was a success at the Melbourne Fringe Festival and the Circus Festival of Saint-Paul-lès-Dax. In 2014/2015 he performed in the ensemble of the Barnum Musical UK tour.

The cyr wheel, a body-sized ring named after a Canadian circus artist, is Pascal’s favourite circus apparatus. For him, performing with his wheel is like dancing with a partner. With daring skill and elegance he inspires and mesmerises his audiences.

Pascal also has a long-standing experience as a sports and circus teacher. He holds the Swiss Ski Instructor Diploma and has been casually working as a ski, sports and circus instructor for over 20 years.

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