Amazing Close-up Magician
This is Ben's favorite and most requested style of magic! Performed table-side or strolling through the room; Ben moves from table to table or from group to group amazing your
guests with magic that happens right in their hands! Perfect for cocktail parties and mixers.
Looking for something different? Ben has branched out into a rarely seen performance art: Mentalism! Using nothing more than a few slips of paper, a watch, a cell phone, or a borrowed book, Ben reaches in and grabs the very thoughts from your mind!
From banquet rooms to theater stages, Ben's Stand-Up show will fill the room! Bowling balls appear out of thin air! Drawings come to life! Delicate roses dance and float! And for a grand finale Ben twists the laws of nature by making it snow on the stage!
Ben has been amazing audiences for over 30 years with his fun and entertaining blend of magic, mindreading, and comedy. He has been a featured performer for resorts, casinos, theme parks, universities, Hollywood A-Listers, professional athletes, and Members of Congress. His magic has taken him across the US, Canada, and even to Japan!
Ben is a founding member of the Penn State Performing Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 352. In 2015 he was appointed as the Faculty Advisor for the Penn State Performing Magicians, a position previously held by the President of the University!
An avid creator and teacher of magic, Ben contributes to magic trade journals, lectures at national magic conventions, and has 48 instructional magic DVDs that sell in stores around the world. You can check them out in the online store.
When he's not performing, creating, or rehearsing Ben has managed to earn degrees from Penn State University, the US Air Force Intelligence school, and the prestigious Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California.
"Working with Ben was totally awesome...answered all of my
inane question,,simplified my usual,"Let`s make this confusing"
his presentation was awesome for the medley of ages present...was right on time..even worked over time and was a pleasure to have met,watched..just what we wanted..a definite 10 star person and performer!!Let`s hear it for Ben!!!!!"
Ben Salinas is a natural performer. Not only will he make your jaw drop with his magic - he will leave your guests with a huge smile! He is a sure bet for any corporate, private or charity event - worth every penny paid. He is professional, elegant style and easily fits himself into any environment or crowd. He brings old school ethics to the entertainment world - it's quite refreshing! Hire him, you won't regret it!
"Ben performed at my son's senior all-night party. He had the kids captivated for more than 20 minutes at a time, never once looking at their cell phones. The crowd kept getting bigger as kids would go tell their friends to come watch. The tricks were fun and original. I'm still wondering how he did it. He had a good stage presence and was very friendly. I would highly suggest booking Ben, you won't be disappointed!"