ABOUT ARIANN BLACK MAGICIAN FOR HIRE
About Ariann Black Magician for Hire. Long before reaching fame on television or as a magician for hire for the rich and famous, Ariann was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and began to appreciate magic at an early age. She began doing magic tricks at the age of five when her cousin, a magic enthusiast, showed her various card tricks. Ariann was fascinated with the tricks and would spend hours attempting to learn their secrets. She hounded her cousin to show her more and more tricks until his knowledge of the card tricks was exhausted. One day Ariann was suffering from the flu and as a reward or another form of medicine, her mother took seven year old Ariann to a nearby magic store. Ariann’s eyes lit up as she entered this store. For most small children a candy store or an ice cream parlor was a remedy for the flu, but for Ariann, the magic store was everything treasure under the rainbow. Ariann’s eyes roamed over each item on every shelf. She gazed at the pictures on the boxes. marveled at the feathers and… Continue here…
ABOUT ARIANN BLACK MAGICIAN THE ENTREPRENEUR
An exceptional, award-winning professional female magician, Ariann Black has run her own entertainment business for over 20 years. She has successfully worked in the demanding entertainment city of Las Vegas and performed on Broadway, and performed on stages around the world. Ariann’s work has also been a featured artist on US and international broadcast television shows. Her life as a magician and business woman focuses on innovation, invention and an unbeatable work ethic. Ariann has grown her business with a combination of repeat clients for private, tailored events, and performing in long-running stage shows in coordination with other performers, hotel-casinos, and entertainment staffs. Ariann was the opening act for the comedy magician “The Amazing Johnathan” at the Flamingo Hotel, Sahara Hotel, Riviera Hotel, Golden Nugget Hotel, and The Harmon Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, for his 8-year run. In addition, she regularly manages stage personnel, theatrical assistants, as well as logistics and marketing for the US and international tours in which she performs. Ariann works with private event planners for private equity and venture capital firms to Fortune 500 companies, and with celebrity personal assistants, with a sensitivity to her client’s specific needs. Time-sensitive, detail-oriented, budget-conscious, and always professional, Ariann’s business has thrived to a become an enterprise with a reputation built on repeat clients. Ariann was classically trained in musical theater at Grant McEwan College in Edmonton, Alberta, and at the Chavez School for Prestidigitation in Los Angeles, California. She regularly invents her own magical devices, gimmicks, and illusions.
When I was four years old I saw a magic trick and I was completely amazed. I wanted to learn everything I could about magic. It has changed the way I see the world I want to be able to give that feeling of wonder back to people, I want people to see the magic that’s in the world and things around them. I love that sense of awe and wonder that I see in my audiences faces when I perform it’s like I’m bringing them back to a time in their childhood when everything was filled with magic. As adults we tend to lose that and I feel that as a magician it’s my responsibility to take people away from the the world that we live in and give them a place where anything is possible. That’s one of the reasons why I love magic so much.
I have stay in magic because performing illusions makes me very happy.
Magic has a unique way of of bringing happiness to me when I go and perform for some of the charities. When I’m in the hospital performing for children that are sick, it really takes them out of that hospital room and makes them happy too. I don’t know of any other job that has the ability to do bring joy to people in such a unique way. Imagine if there were no magicians and if there was no magic, the world be a humdrum place. I think it’s one of the things that that makes this world and my job so special.
THE BEST MAGICIAN IN THE WORLD
Here’s a very specific reason why I am considered one of the most famous females if not the most famous female magician in the world, I work very hard at what I do I practice all the time and I surround myself with people who make me work harder and work better. The magic consultant that I have use for almost every major project I work on is Johnny Thompson. He is the magic consultant for Penn and Teller, he’s worked with David Copperfield, Siegfried and Roy and he did everything with Lance Burton. He is the most sought after magic consultant in the world and I am lucky enough to have him living around the corner from my house and I have access to him pretty much whenever I need him and he really helps me and forces me to to work better, smarter and harder. I’m very lucky to have somebody like him in my life which means that my clients are very lucky to have somebody like him in their lives because when I’m working for them, he’s behind the scenes helping me putting together those projects for them.
I am lucky enough to travel all over the world, when I travel I go out of my way to reach out to other female magicians. I try and get them to talk to each other and and form groups and communicate with each other I feel like it’s really important for female magicians to be seen and just be seen as good magicians. A lot of the female magicians that are out there performing are kids entertainers which is actually a perfect thing for women. Women who work as kids entertainers generally have an affinity for children. They understand kids, where they’re coming from and what it takes to entertain them, women create absolutely delightful children shows to watch. I never wanted to be anything other than a magician and I think because of that I really strove to to be the best at magic. My philosophy has always been if you can’t be the best at what you’re doing then why are you doing it. I strive to be the the best not just female magician just the best magician that I can be and I think that my peers see that and it is one of the reasons why i have so many awards. I’m so thrilled with the some of the awards that I’ve won for me to win that female magician of the decade was absolutely amazing. I believe that it is part of my job to make sure women in magic are represented in positive light.
ARIAN OR ARIANN?
When I first started doing magic I found that there was a Russian rock band that use the name Ariann Black. They were already using all sorts of social media and had the Website so I started using Arian with one ‘n.’ The rock band has since disbanded freeing up all social media. I can go back to using my name and and so now there’s a bit of confusion over whether it’s Ariann or Arian. The odd thing about this is you’d be surprised how many people don’t even notice the n. I’m always amazed and I love talking to people who do notice that there is an extra n on the end of my name I also find that people say my name correctly when there’s two n’s. So the reason there are two versions of my name was a heavy metal Russian rock band that no longer exist I never listened to any of their music and if they don’t exist anymore I don’t think a lot of other people listen to their music. Fortunately for me people book me as a magician not a musician.
The other thing that I get asked about my name a lot is what does Ariann mean. It’s a Sumerian name it was a male name that is supposed to be the name of the person who wrote the original Bible. Although I am not religious in any way the it is an interesting fact that my name means most holy song to God that’s what Ariann means and Black is a very common last name with Scottish people. My mother’s family is Scottish my father’s family’s English and so that’s where my name comes from.
Revue Shows: • Weekends of Wonder 2015 • Louie Anderson (opening act) 2013 • Centerfolds Of Magic 2013 • ICandy 2012 • Red Hot Summer Nights 2011 • SECRETS 2010 • She-Nanagins 2009/2013 • Find your Sexy 2009 • Amazing Johnathen (opening act) 2008-2009 • X-GIRLS 2006 • SPLASH 2004 • SECRETS 2002-2003 • MAGIC FRENZY 2002 • Magic, Magic, Magic 2001 • Magic Samba 2001 • Vegas Magic 2000 • Dreamgirls 2000 • Masters of Magic 1999
Television Appearances: • Masterchef- magician/taster = Fox • Pawn Stars- magician = History Channel • Grey’s Anatomy – Magician = ABC • Penn & Tellers Fool Us -Featured Magician = Pilot for BBC • Masters of Illusion -Featured Magician = MyTV • Peter Reveen -Special guest Magician/Manip hands = CBC • The Christopher Broughton Show -Comedian/Magician = Direct TV • Just Imagine… -Host / Magician = Pilot • Barfly -Guest Magician = Pilot • The Inconceivable Show -guest star Magician = Channel 10 Israel • Smoke and Mirrors -Host/Magician = Pilot • Steve Harvey’s Bigtime -Magician/escape artist = WB • Peter Reveen -Special guest Magician = CBC (French) • The Magical World of Beto Carrio -Host/Magician = Brazilian TV • 2 BBC Documentaries -guest star Magician/ featured story = BBC • The Magic of VEGAS -guest star Magician = Art-A Television • 30 seconds to fame -Bubble Artist = Fox Television • Lance Burton’s Guerrilla Magic -guest star Magician/hidden camera = Animal Planet • Circus Magic -guest star Magician= Italian Television • The Chair -Magic Consultant = ABC • The Greater Magic of Las Vegas -guest star Magician = Fox Family • Card Sharks -various characters/hidden camera = NBC