- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Email, call or text (whatever the client is most comfortable with), asking a few questions, finding out about the guests and event to craft and present a wonderful entertainment experience.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
20+ years intense study, practice and rehearsal. Magic/Theater. My interest in and performing magic started as an adult, not as a child. Always learning, the works of Sam H. Sharpe have been a huge influence as well as the Fitzkie Trilogy, "Our Magic", the works of Tommy Wonder, Robert-Houdin, Henning Nelms "Magic and Showmanship" and Jim Steinmeyer. Incredibly fortunate to be given guidance by an enigmatic figure (an actual card man) whose name I obviously cannot mention and to whom I am extremely grateful. Also the very talented and respected Denny Haney assisted with direction in the art (and putting up with my questions). As part of my continuing education I regularly attend lectures, notable favorites being Joanie Spina, Michael Weber, Richard Osterlind, Banachek, John Carney (twice), Darwin Ortiz, Michael Ammar, Axel Hecklau, Howie Schwartzman, Christopher Bolter, and Christian Painter. Was extremely fortunate to have worked briefly with Joanie Spina as a director. She made a huge, positive impact on my work, enhanced how I create and view the art of magic. She was an amazing talent, director, teacher and humanitarian. Most of the influences on my work and performing come from outside of the world of magic and include film, literature and music. Create something that engages minds, enables viewers to think and feel and you have created art.
- What types of customers have you worked with?
In over 20 years performing over 4,000+ shows Illusions by Vick has the pleasure to perform for a wide variety of clients and venues. The Smithsonian, John Hopkins, Google, Oracle and Mercedes Benz are a few examples plus over 2,000 private events including fund raisers, adult birthday celebrations, graduations and performing for Harry Potter theme events as Professor Snape. Illusions by Vick works with you to create an amazing magical entertainment experience. Filled with magic, fun, laughs, wonder, amazement, incredible moments and heart. Connecting with you and your audience to create and share a special and memorable experience. Presented for your enjoyment Unique, Fun and Amazing Magical Entertainment Experiences. p.s ask about the magically appearing bottle of wine for adults events.