This is a question I get all of the time as a young (recently turned 13) magician. How did I get into magic?
I often start my shows by explaining that I began performing magic tricks when I was just a toddler. It all started at the age of 3, when my aunt gave me my very first magic kit for Christmas. There were some very simple tricks that I loved performing for my family.
Although the tricks were simple, they really did fool people, and I loved their reactions. When I was just 5 years old, I was asked to perform my first ever magic show, in front of about 40 people, at my cousin’s first birthday party. Things just kept growing from there, and by the age of 12, I was performing magic shows at public events, schools, farmer’s markets and birthday parties throughout Eastern Ontario.
In my next blog, I will talk about what drives me to keep learning and improving my performance.