He emigrated to the U.S. at age eleven and started performing at an early age with his father as the Swedish Wonder and the Boy Magician. He developed a two person mentalism act with his wife, Emily Linderm.
Balabrega was killed on stage by an exploding gas stage light in 1906 in Pernambuco, Brazil.
Mahatma Vol 4, No. 2, August 1900.