Dan White has mystified audiences across the globe. From Malibu to Milan, Paris to Istanbul, he has been the featured entertainment at many of the world's premier events.
Specializing in close up magic and mentalism, Dan has been refining his craft since the age of nine. With his Fine Arts background, he adds a new dimension to the art of conjuring, bringing mystery and elegance to each of his performances.
A Philadelphia native, Dan has performed alongside David Blaine and consulted on multiple David Blaine specials. In 2011, Dan served as a creative consultant to legendary illusionist David Copperfield in Las Vegas.
In June 2011, Dan White starred in his own magic special entitled "The Supernaturalist" on the Discovery Channel. In January 2013, Dan was featured in an international television commercial for Hewlett-Packard (HP) computers. Watch it now here!
Q&A with Dan White
What is theory11 to you? Why is this site different?
theory11 is a community of magicians so passionate about their art that a revolution in magic becomes definite. theory11 is a place I can explore new ideas and share my art with a community of dedicated individuals. It is my goal to inspire new ideas, to
What got you into magic?
As a kid, I always wanted to do whatever I wanted and tried very hard to always get my way. When I first witnessed magic, it was a realization that if this became my profession, I really could do whatever I wanted.
How long have you been performing?
If you consider showing people tricks "performing," then I've been performing since I learned my very first trick when I was eleven years old. However, I in no way consider myself a professional magician, as I believe a good performer understands people a
Who is your favorite performer to watch?
Mac King. He's one of the only magicians I can still watch today and feel like a kid again.
Do you have a favorite effect?
Steve Freeman's Time Machine. It's simple, direct, and highly visual. These are three aspects that Dan and I use as a foundation when developing most of our tricks.
Tell us about the first time/effect you performed.
I can't remember the first time, but I can remember in junior high when Dan and I would start by showing a few tricks to our friends and by the end of recess we'd have what seemed like the entire school leaning over one another trying to see what all the
What do you see as wrong with the industry today?
I think all magicians have a selfish mentality as our art is built upon secrets. When those secrets become available, especially to the public, we feel cheated. This was especially the case several years ago when FOX aired the masked magician specials. Ho