Willy The Clown, alias Antonio Villella, was born in 1976 in Turin - Italy. In 1998 he graduated as a director and actor in the School of Theatre of the Compagnia Viartisti in Turin. From 1998 to 2008 he worked with this company. In 2008 he founded the company Crab, of which he is still a member. In 2011 he created the Project "Teato Abitato", ensamble of theatre companies and training center in Avigliana (To). From 2013 he worked at the Torino Fringe Festival. Since 2005 he has been experimenting with Clown and his most important meetings were with P. Hottier, C. Colombaioni, P. Nani, F. Tardito, A. Rendina, P. Radice, J. Edwards and P. Ercolano. Since 2015 he has been mainly involved in training and clown shows. In 2017-2018 is the Clown teacher at Die Etage School in Berlin. In March 2018 he started his own Clown-LAb at Mime Centrum Berlin.

About me

Compagnia Tardito-Rendina


Since 2005 he has been working with the company, in particular he is part of the show "Circhio Lume" - dance theater show at the edge of the Clown.

The show has been performed in Italy, Brazil, Uruguay, France, Switzerland, Israel, Italy.




Since 2000 he collaborates with the acrobatic company Sonics as an actor, director and playwright.