Ernie Harrison
Ernie Harrison
Place of birth:New Zealand
Acts/ Skills:

Wheel of Death, Cloud Swing, Flying Trapeze.


Ernest Harrison grew up on a farm on the South Island of New Zealand. He has held many Jobs, from plumbing to landscape gardening. With his broad range of skills he was able to adapt easily to circus life when he joined Ashtons Circus in 1997 as a general hand. Ernie’s boss, Merv Ashton, saw potential in him and encouraged him to go further. Ernie’s own drive and ambition was all he needed to start working on creating his own specialist aerial act, The Cloud Swing. After eighteen months spent travelling with Frank Gasser’s Circus Royale, Ernie kept his promise to Joseph and joined Circus Joseph Ashton in 2000, along with Bekki, where he has become integral part of the production. Ernie can be found performing in the ring on the Wheel of Death, with Bekki in their aerial Cradle act, presenting Performing Ponies and Dogs, or as a Catcher in the Flying Trapeze act, while behind the scenes his many skills help keep the show running smoothly on the road.