(Shelby, NC) – “America’s Got Talent” semi-finalist and illusionist, Leon Etienne, will perform at Cleveland Community College on Thursday, November 14 at 7 p.m. in the Keeter Auditorium.
Etienne is an accomplished magical arts performer whose interest in the art of magic began at the age of twelve, when Etienne recalls, "My mother had grounded me and sent me to my room where I quickly became bored. I came across a book of magic tricks that I had received as a gift, and ever since that day, I have been hooked." One year later, while playing in a baseball game, Etienne was very lucky to have survived being struck by lightning.
Today, Etienne has well over a decade of professional performing experience. He has performed for thousands of audiences in hundreds of different venues. His love and passion for the art of magic has taken him all over the globe, performing nationally and internationally in Germany, Ireland, Wales, Australia, and at the world-famous magic circle in London, England. Etienne’s performances have won him several prestigious awards, including CNY Magician of the Year, and Stage Magic Champion from the Magicians’ Alliance of Eastern States.
Etienne has had the honor of performing as the opening act for several major national recording artists, including Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart #1 artist Eric Hutchinson, The Marshall Tucker Band, and platinum-selling Blue Oyster Cult.
Currently, Etienne stars in his own acclaimed illusion show. He performs publicly on industry leading cruise ships, at major resorts, casinos, and performing arts centers.
This event is sponsored by the CCC Student Government Association and is free and open to the public.