Magic has been around as early as 2700 BCE. The first reported illusions were performed by a magician named Dedi. Dedi performed for the Pharaoh, who built the Great Pyramid of Giza. He performed illusions for the guests of the royal court, from simple balls and cups tricks to theatrical shows such as resurrecting decapitated livestock.
Since the time of Dedi, magic has dramatically evolved from the emergence of cardists, magicians who specialize in card tricks, to the rise of escape artists like Harry Houdini. Magic has continuously evolved as a form of entertainment for people of all ages.
Today, the magic continues to amaze and bring joy to people all around the world. For some, magic has touched their lives, making magic a considerable part of their day to day living. One magician who is continuously contributing to the growth and evolution of magic is Bentley Burns.
Bentley Burns is an illusionist from Mississippi. For almost 13 years now, Burns has astonished his audience with the fresh and modern vibe he adds to the magic. His unique take to magic brings excitement to his audience, giving an unforgettable experience to anyone who witnesses his shows.
Even as a young boy, Bentley Burns felt akin to the world of magic. At the early age of 5, Bentley saw an act made by famed illusionist David Copperfield. The feeling left by the act he witnessed left Burns wondering and curious about magic and illusions.
Burns moved forward in his life, but the magic never left him. In the summer of 2004, he came across a magic shop that changed his life. A short moment in this magic shop opened his eyes to the beauty of magic as a form of entertainment. At the age of 12, he started performing magic for everyone to see.
Aside from magic, Burns also fell in love with theater during his high school days. His background in theater has helped mold him as a performer and took his magic to a whole new level. When he graduated high school, Bentley’s tricks and his level of performance was above any performer of his age.
His love for magic and performing has pushed Burns to further improve his craft. He went to Las Vegas to continue learning his magical skills. He studied under magicians who consult for world-class performers such as David Blaine and Criss Angel. He also met other famous magicians along his journey that guided him to where he is today.
Now, Bentley Burns has been seen performing on television and showcases his magic all over the US. He has sold out theaters and performs at colleges and universities, sharing his love for magic. His unique approach to magic has given him the monicker, “Nice guy of magic.” Unlike most magicians who try to look dark and mysterious, Bentley brings an edgy side to magic. He makes sure his shows are more approachable and playful for anyone who sees it.
Moreover, he is also known for his impeccable work ethic. Burns comes to a show fully prepared, from chairs to the tables, he takes care of all the show work from setting up to taking down.
His love for magic, combined with his work ethic, has landed him various awards in and out of the state, including the Society of Memphis Magicians Unique Reward For Finishing First (SMURFF).
For Burns, every show is a performance of a lifetime. He makes sure that his audience will laugh, have fun, and have a great experience from his shows. His ultimate goal in life is to entertain and amaze everyone who crosses his path.
For more information about Bentley Burns, you can follow him on his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.