Originally from Ohio, Shawn began honing his skills at restaurants, parties, and festivals such as the Taste of Cincinnati. He traveled and worked in New York City, New Orleans (during Mardi Gras!), Boulder, Colorado, and Zurich, Switzerland where he studied with master magicians Slydini, Cellini, Johnny Fox, and others to learn the fine art of magic and street performing.
After a summer season at King’s Island amusement park, Shawn moved west to Arizona and continued his work at parties, festivals, and fairs. He was a featured performer at the Tempe Festival of the Arts for 25 years.
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Escaping the summer heat, Shawn spent several summers in Boulder, Colorado performing on the Pearl Street Buskers Academy and at many festivals and fairs throughout the southwest. Eventually, he took his show to the streets and festivals in Europe. Based in Zurich, he was able to ride the rails and perform in many cities from Oslo to Rome, from Berlin to Paris. From these early experiences, Shawn learned how to entertain all kinds of audiences in the most challenging of venues.
The winter seasons in Arizona shaped another side of Shawn’s career, the private party market. Having lived in Phoenix for the past 30 years, Shawn has watched the Valley of the Sun grow far and wide which has provided numerous opportunities for him to entertain at all kinds of parties and events, from home parties to restaurants, resorts, and country clubs.
Currently, Shawn is living the dream of being a consummate professional magic entertainer. He is a magician member of the Academy of Magical Arts and a regular featured performer at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. Shawn is also the house magician at Rustler’s Rooste Restaurant at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix.
With his enthusiastic charm and strong magic, Shawn’s experience and versatility enable him to connect with and entertain audiences of all ages. He is a dedicated professional who loves magic and loves his audiences! Shawn’s mission is to entertain you and your guests with the very best magic… Impossible!