Leon's Biography - The Life of a Magician
Leon Etienne is an accomplished Magical Arts Performer. His interest in the art of magic began at the age of twelve when his Mother had grounded him and promptly sent him to his room to reflect on his actions.
Quickly, Leon became bored and found a book of magic tricks that he had received as a gift. He quickly mastered a trick and henceforth developed his love and interest in the art of magic. One year later, at the age of thirteen, while playing in a baseball game, Etienne was very lucky to have survived being struck by lightening. Leon's family and friends jokingly speculate that the lightning may have something to do with his great skill in magic, as perhaps the lightly magically charged him! Either way, all Leon knows is that it was a very painful experience!
Today, Etienne has well over a decade of professional performing experience. He has performed for thousands of audiences, in hundreds of different venues. Leon's love and passion for his art has taken him all over the globe, traveling and performing on 5 of the 7 Continents, including entertainment hotspots across the U.S. like Las Vegas, Nevada, South Beach, Miami and Times Square, New York and internationally in Germany, Ireland, Wales, Algeria, Australia, and England. He has also appeared on numerous Television shows broadcast to millions of viewers in several countries.
Etienne's performances have won him several prestigious awards, including being voted the "2011 Campus Entertainer of The Year by Superior Programming Magazine", CNY Magician of the Year and Stage Magic Champion from the Magicians' Alliance of Eastern States. Etienne has had the honor of performing as the opening act for several major national recording artists, including Billboard's Heatseekers Chart #1 artist Eric Hutchinson, The Marshall Tucker Band, and platinum-selling Blue Oyster Cult.
Leon performing his very first show in 1996 at age 12.
When Etienne is not performing, he is constantly practicing and striving to learn new techniques to approve upon his current skills. In addition to developing his own original magic effects, Etienne has traveled the world spending time developing his craft and learning from the modern-day masters of magic. He is one of only 200 magicians worldwide who attends Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolic, an annual "by-invitation-only" magic convention that offers a chance to study from the top creators and performers of today's magic.
Leon combines his natural skill, and ever developing repertoire to amaze his audiences with his world-class, one-of-a-kind, performances.
Leon on stage in 2012 with his full theatrical production: Magic Rocks!
Currently, Etienne performs his critically acclaimed shows for various clients. He performs publicly on University & College campuses, industry-leading cruise ships, and at major resorts, casinos, and performing arts centers. When he is not on tour Leon is frequently hired by private individuals, small businesses, and corporations worldwide to make special appearances and performances at prestigious events.
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