John Born has spent the last 14 years of his life at the forefront of creativity and education in the magical arts, creating custom presentations for schools, corporations, and magicians worldwide. He is the winner of several prestigious awards, the most notable being first place in the 2006 International Brotherhood of Magicians Gold Cups Competition (the most prestigious annual competition for close-up magic in the world). He is the author of two best-selling educational books, and is featured on over ten instructional DVDs.
In 1995, a tragic car accident shattered his potential for a career as a professional athlete. Little did he know, this turn of events (combined with a little inspiration from his grandfather) would spur a life-long passion and incredible career in performance and education. John uses his talents, creativity, and story to really show that if you put your mind to it, you can do anything!
Albert Einstein once said "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.” John’s presentation demonstrates the power of wonder to share important messages in a way that will entertain, educate, and inspire!
“We proudly recommend John Born for any magic shows your organization would be considering. John is a very professional, reliable, and entertaining magical artist. Our students and faculty were so impressed; we had to bring him back twice to perform magic for our school!!! In both cases he has come well-prepared and has incorporated the messages of our assemblies into his performances!" - Linda Imbler / Assitant Principal at Minneha
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- 5Ms. Judith Rosas — PTO PresidentDon Jose Gallego Elementary
- 5Frank Garcia — PrincipalL.C. Smith ElementaryRaised:$17,703.50
- 5Eleticia Nava — Principal
Our students enjoyed the magic show and were engaged throughout the presentation. The magician was very entertaining and the message of 'Reading' was definitely communicated to our students.
The ‘magic show incentive' motivated our students to sell more items! I strongly recommend it as a successful fundraiser!Whitney ElementaryRaised:$13,355.00
- Maureen Stevens — PTA Fundraiser Chairman5Welder ElementaryRaised:$21,480.50
- 5Sylvia Vasquez — Reading InstructorNoonan ElementaryRaised:$26,618.00
- 5Kim Davis — PTA President
I believe the magic show has been the best prize program we have ever offered our students! We liked it so much we actually booked Cody for 5 additional educational magic shows!
I definitely would recommend the package to everyone I know. I believe we exceeded our fundraising goals because of the show. The shows are not only educational but highly entertaining as well!Webb ElementaryRaised:$43,603.00
- 5Elena Rodriguez — ChairpersonJohn F. Kennedy ElementaryRaised:$28,091.00
- 5Tracie Pohlmeyer — Assistant Principal
The magic show was a great motivational tool for our students. Our students talked for weeks about the magic show! The magician really knew how to connect with our students. I especially liked how he emphasized the various character traits like trustworthiness and respect using magic. I know that our students would love to have him back again next year!Tenie Holmes ElementaryRaised:$13,672.00
- 5Mary Jo Torres — PTA Secretary
Our students loved the Character Counts Magic Show! The show was extremely entertaining while providing important educational concepts that were tremendously useful to the students.
The students learned the importance of being responsible through magic. The Big Event Magic Show was excellent and I recommend it highly!Fannin ElementaryRaised:$14,396.00
- Adan Ramirez — Assistant Principal5Pearson ElementaryRaised:$10,350.00