Meet The Committee

Michel Højer

Michel Højer

Constituted Committee Chairman

Michel is a member of the Clowns International Committee since 2014 and the Constituted Committee Chairman since January 2020. He is 46 years old, he is from Denmark and his Clown name is Clown Njetski.

Ian Williams

Ian Williams

Vice Chairperson

Ian has been clowning for the better part of his life first putting on the slap and motley aged 8. In those intervening years he’s tried his hand at a lot of styles of clowning and loves working with other clowns as duos or troupes, such as Smartii and Bobbo, Clown Noir, The Disappointing Clown Company or as Gerda and Jock. After rejoining CI in 2015 he became Secretary (now Vice Chair) and we can’t seem to get rid of him. 

Deanna Hartmier

Deanna Hartmier

Interim Secretary

Deanna is from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada and has been clowning since 1995.  She was the first Canadian World Clown Association (WCA) President in 2013-2015. Honored to receive the Clown of the Year 2015, awarded Lifetime Achievement in 2020 along with numerous other awards.  She has been on the WCA Board from 2007-2020. She is a member of Clowns Canada, Clowns of America International, Clowns International and many other entertainment groups.

A Name

A Name

Membership Secretary

The primary role of the Membership secretary on the Ordinary Committee is to respond to all new member enquiries in a timely and efficient manner, ensuring that potential members are directed to the website and given all the information required to satisfy their requests.

Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

Education

Simon is a Clown, Pedagogue and a Director he trained with LeCoq and Gaulier, and has worked and collaborated with many leading professionals throughout his career, In the last 30 plus years he has toured Europe, Asia and the USA, in Theatres, Circus’s and Festivals. Simon is also a Lecturer on the M.A. in Festive Arts at the University of Limerick and a PhD candidate at The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Researching “ The Development of a Creative Pedagogy using Mask and Clown”

Peter Aubrey

Peter Aubrey

Committee

A treasurer is the person responsible for running the treasury of an organisation 😛 

Phoebe Gibson

Phoebe Gibson

Friends of Clowns

Best Friends actually 

Caroline Ainslie

Caroline Ainslie

Committee

Caroline “Bubblz” Ainslie

Bubblz was ‘born’ in 2005 at the Weston Super Mare Clowns International Festival. Caroline had been an electronic engineer until 2004, when, at the age of 42, she had an epiphany, realised that her purpose in life was to make maths fun and Bubblz the maths clown was conceived. Bubblz holds a mathematical Guinness World Record and climbed to the very top of Mount Kilimanjaro… in clown! She even blew bubbles and made a mathematical shape while she was up there.

Wendy Gibson

Wendy Gibson

Committee

The Hospitality Services Officer is responsible for providing safe, efficient and hygienic hospitality services, maintaining outstanding presentation.

Ron "Toto" Johnson

Ron "Toto" Johnson

Ambassador

In 1985, at the age of 18, “Toto” graduated from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus’ Clown College and spent the next 4 years on tour with “The Greatest Show on Earth”. “Toto” opened his company, “Colossal Clowns International”, in 1990 when he embarked on his first overseas clowning adventure. Clowning has directly or indirectly taken “Toto” to 48 states and over 20 countries (India, England, China, Monaco, Sweden, Portugal, Holland, Finland, Northern Ireland, Canada, Japan, etc) so far.