|For eight generations that began in Munich, West Germany, John Winn's family has been
in the thrill show business. Originally, his family performed at fairs and special events throughout Europe with acts specializing in horses and high wire aerial acts, teaching each generation of children to perform as early as three years old. John was first introduced to the high wire when he was just a baby, when his dad, Hans, took him up and strapped him onto the back of another person. At age three, John climbed out onto the high wire for the first time himself - forty feet high in the air, without a net.
In the mid-sixties, at the age of five, John's family immigrated to the United States and, at the same time, switched their acts from horses to motorcycles. John grew up touring and performing with his family throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Japan. His specialties included breathtaking routines upon the 90' high sway poles, and motorcycle high aerial acts with amazing feats 90 feet and more in the air. The Winn name has become well known within the international Show Business market and they are holders of two world records. Their "High Acts" have become one of the most imitated acts in show business, but have yet to be equaled.
In 2006 John, along with the entire Winn family was honored by receiving the prestigious
John and Mable Ringling Circus Celebrity Award presented at a ceremony at the John
Ringling property in Sarasota Florida.
John Winn Productions has created a series of high-tech brand of performances with very
unique and new extreme aerial thrill shows which today make up the Galaxy of Thrills.
When it comes to their performances, John takes great pride in every event, providing
dependability, honesty, and a very unique brand of professionalism that is rarely found
today. Safety is paramount and he a perfectionist in every way, insisting on building and
supervising the set up all their equipment and rigging at shows.
For more information, click the link below: