The Skating Willers: their history in pictures
Jean Pierre Poissonnet, one half of the breathtaking roller-skating act, shares some exclusive photos
The Skating Willers – aka Jean Pierre Poissonnet and Wanda Azzario – are an extraordinary high-speed, gravity-defying roller-skating act who have showcased their talent around the globe. The new season of La Soirée at the Roundhouse marks their thirtieth year performing together – and their last. In this exclusive gallery, Jean Pierre leads us through a life born into circus royalty, a professional partnership that has outlasted divorce and an elephant or two… Words: Ben Walters
A right royal ocassion
The Skating Willers met Her Majesty at the Royal Variety Performance in 2005, where they shared the bill with Shirley Bassey. They went on to become part of La Clique’s opening line-up in Edinburgh in 2005.