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Michael got started when he was 8 years old and received a magic kit for his birthday - oddly enough, he didn't even open the kit til the next year when he was bored one afternoon...Who knew it was the beginning of something special. By age 10 he booked his very first birthday party and by age 14 was performing 2-3 times a week at various local events throughout Ottawa; it became more than just a part-time job.
His first real break came at age 15 when he was asked to be on a national TV show on Global, called 'Today's Talent'. This was a spin-off from the Canadian TV talent show 'Tiny Talent Time' which aired in the 1980's. After he had national exposure, oppurtunities began to present themselves and by age 17 he became one of the youngest magicians in Canada to ever have there own touring theatrical production.
He performed at theatres primarily within reasonable driving distances due to his schooling however once he finished high school, the road became a very familiar place for him as he sucessfully toured Eastern Canada. Having completed multiple tours over the last several years, Michael never forgot about his show that got him started, the local performances at birthdays, schools, camps, company events and more; he performed as often as he could in Ottawa.
Flash forward to today and Michael is 32 years old, married, a father of two and still performs full-time averaging about 200 shows annually. In 2012 he was nominated for Canadian Entertainer of The Year and although he has drastically reduced his travels, he still performs at various events throughout Canada and the USA; his main focus now is entertaining in his home town of Ottawa ON.
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