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John Born


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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What Our Customers Say


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!

Kim Davis
PTA President
Webb Elementary

The magic show was very good as our students were very engaged and interested in the show.

Adan Ramirez
Assistant Principal
Pearson Elementary

The children, staff, and parents present were very much entertained with the presentation. Our students were completely engaged and received a great deal of practical information during the show as well. The Big Event Magic Show was excellent and we will definitely recommend it to others.

Ms. Judith Rosas
PTO President
Don Jose Gallego Elementary

The magic show was so good that I'll like to have him back every year!

Maureen Stevens
PTA Fundraiser Chairman
Welder Elementary

We all really enjoyed the magic show. The students were excited and the message was great! We would like to see him again.

Sylvia Vasquez
Reading Instructor
Noonan Elementary

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!

Eleticia Nava
Whitney Elementary

The kids really enjoyed themselves as well as the adults. It comes at a time when we all need to relax. Great show! Great job! Thank you!

Frank Garcia
L.C. Smith Elementary

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!

Mary Jo Torres
PTA Secretary
Fannin Elementary

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!

Tracie Pohlmeyer
Assistant Principal
Tenie Holmes Elementary

Fantastic! Wonderful! The students were enthusiastic as well as the magician. Thank you for a job well done!

Elena Rodriguez
John F. Kennedy Elementary