Lianna Ashton was brought up singing and doing 'Risley', where her dad, Michael Ashton, juggled her and her brother Miles on his feet starting when they were only 2 years old. At 3, she made her debut at Bush Gardens where she joined the act, the family tradition of Risley. She would soon go on to Circus Circus in Las Vegas and when only nine years old was offered center ring on Ringling Bros. Barnum & Baileys Greatest Show On Earth Tour. Growing up and traveling worldwide, as The Amazing Ashtons, she began to develope her own hula hoop show. That coupled with singing with her father in his nightclub act, they wouldn't stay under the radar long. Soon, they would go on to appear on such shows as David Letterman, Jay Leno, The Steve Harvey Show, Regis and Kathy Lee, Arnold Schwarzengger Body Expo, Voted NBA top halftime act, and numerous benefits for the Kennedy family and their foundations. The crowning achievement for all these accomplishments for Lianna was in 2001 when she and her family, The Ashtons, were inducted into The Circus Ring Of Fame in Sarasota, Florida.
The Seven Ashtons, Lianna's grandfather, Morgan Ashton, and great uncles came over from Australia in the 1950's. They performed all over the world and made appearances on, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Jackie Gleason Show, The Colgate Comedy Hour, The Milton Berie Show, The Julius Larosa Show, and movie - Public Pigeon No. 1.
After The Seven Ashtons retired, Morgan Ashton, Lianna's grandfather, started his own family Risley act with Lianna's grandmother Jacklyn, Her Father Michael, and Her Aunt Golda. Below is one of the many shows they performed.
MIKE & MOTHER JACKIE ASHTON
The Ashton Family on The David Letterman Show