Phew. 2016 is finally over. While this year was nowhere near perfect, I loved every opportunity that my magic career brought in 2016. I feel extremely lucky to wake up every day and work to bring happiness to others. Below are just a few highlights of 2016:
1. Performed magic at corporate events nationwide.
I moved to Chicago in August, and I now perform at corporate and private events nationwide. The craziness of the holiday season is always a highlight of my year. I was recently hired to perform magic at two separate corporate holiday parties, one in Washington, D.C. and the other in Chicago, all within less than 24 hours. Two flights and several car rides later, this video proves why I love my job:
2. Raised more than $2000 for a nonprofit in D.C.
I had an incredible opportunity this past February to perform two benefit shows for N Street Village, a nonprofit that helps low-income and homeless women in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Village also provides affordable rental housing for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Real Magic: A Magic Show Benefiting N Street Village appeared, (no magic pun intended), February 21 and 28 at the D.C. Arts Center. Each $37 ticket provided 30 hot and nutritious meals for the women of N Street Village. The shows raised $2020, which helps supply over 1600 meals for the women of N Street Village! That number astounds me, and I’m incredibly grateful for the support from my audiences and fans to help improve the lives of others. Read my thoughts about the show in a previous blog post.
3. Visited the world-famous Magic Castle.
The Magic Castle is an exclusive magic-club located in Hollywood. I’ve been waiting to visit this place ever since I was 12 years old, and it was an honor to finally walk its halls this past April. I felt like a kid in a candy store as I walked around the mansion, looking for secret passageways and hidden magic performances. Many of the world’s best magicians have performed at this establishment; I told myself that I will be performing there the next time I return to the Magic Castle. Let’s see what 2017 has in store!
2016 couldn’t have been a magical success without the support of every fan. Stay involved in 2017 by following my social media profiles and/or booking a show! I look forward to performing for you soon, and hope you have a meaningful 2017.
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