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Magic With Eli

IBM Junior Champion

About Eli

Cheeky, charming, charismatic, and with wicked skills that belie his age are just a few of the ways Eli has been described over the years. A young man who’s an old hand with a deck of cards is another. Anyway you cut it, it’s a thrill to watch Eli wow a modern audience with his incredible classic magic manipulation. Eli is one of magic’s hotest rising stars and the most decorated young magician working in the US today. He is a two time winner and the current reigning junior champion of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Eli also has the distinction of being the youngest winner in the history of the IBM.

Eli has been performing on stages across the US since the age of three. That’s when Eli’s father, and fellow magician Andrew Martin added him to his own family magic show. By the time Eli was six years old he had won his first international magic competition and began to get bookings for his own magic performances. Over the years, Eli has been assisted by his cousin Gabriella and his sister Emma. The three teens launched a highly successful touring show in 2013.

When he is not touring, Eli is at home in Toledo, Ohio where he performs 10-20 shows a month of various types. You name it! “The fact that I am constantly performing, even when I’m not on tour, keeps my skills sharp and keeps me in touch with an audience at all times,” says Eli. I will jump at just about any opportunity to perform.”  Eli’s show always includes his second greatest passion – juggling.  Juggling, balloon twisting, unicycling, singing and Ukele playing round out Eli’s  amazing variety repertoire.

Eli performs his act across the US and has been booked as far away as Italy. A few years back, Eli and his magical family were featured on the hit ABC show Wife Swap. “Eli’s got that million dollar smile – he will be a star!” Eugene Burger.