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Danny Orleans

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Danny Orleans
BornOct 21, 1954

Danny Orleans is an American magician who is a widely respected trade-show performer, corporate entertainer, and magical educator.

Mr. Orleans' path as a magical educator began when he earned his degree in Education from Northwestern University. Mr. Orleans went on to teach both Algebra and preschool at Chicago area public and private schools. Then he created a curriculum-based show for students and, from 1980 to 2000, he toured North America performing magic in thousands of schools, theaters and children's museums (including the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, Florida,)is most states east of the Mississippi River.

He and his wife, Janice Rose, studied with Eddie Fields in the 1980s mastering the two-person mindreading act that the late Mr. Fields performed with his partner George Martz in the 1950s and '60s.

As a corporate and trade-show performer, Mr. Orleans has developed and presented hundreds of customized magic shows for corporate settings including hospitality suites, sales meetings, user group meetings and trade show exhibits since 1990. A prolific creator and author, Mr. Orleans has written, appeared in, or contributed to numerous instructional texts on magic, including a series of ten books and magic sets with DVDs for New York publisher, Scholastic Corporation.

In 2010, Chronicle Books published "Magic Scratchers," the first-ever interactive magic book using scratch-off technology. Mr. Orleans created the 40 tricks in the book which readers perform for themselves. The scratch-offs on the pages reveal the thoughts, objects, words and numbers that that readers choose in a series of remarkable revelations.

He has also written for Magic Magazine and is a columnist for Genii since January 1995.


  • The Book of Master Magician's Magic (2002) Scholastic (Magic University)
  • Money Magic (2005) Scholastic (Ultimate Magic Club)
  • Animal Magic (2005) Scholastic (Ultimate Magic Club)
  • Magnetic Magic (2005) Scholastic (Ultimate Magic Club)
  • Spooky Magic (2005) Scholastic (Ultimate Magic Club)
  • Colorful Magic (2005) Scholastic (Ultimate Magic Club)
  • Liquid Magic (2006) Scholastic (Ultimate Magic Club)
  • Party Magic (2006) Scholastic (Ultimate Magic Club)
  • Food Magic (2006) Scholastic (Ultimate Magic Club)
  • Artful Magic (2006) Scholastic (Ultimate Magic Club)
  • Card and Dice Magic (2006) Scholastic (Ultimate Magic Club)
  • Magic Scratchers (2010) Chronicle Books


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