Born to be magical: Have you ever heard of Doctor Magic: optometrist by day and semi-professional sleight of hand artist at night? That's Lee Asher's father. You could say that Lee was born into the art of magic.
From a young boy developing his talents to his journey to become a magician's magician, it has been Lee's duty to bring the most astonishing visual
magic to the public eye.
Lee's determination to elevate the art of magic has earned him the respect of his peers. He looks at the art of magic from a real-world perspective and approaches it with skills, very few posses.
A world traveler: During the past decade, Lee Asher has taught his style of magic to other magicians worldwide: in London, Portland, Toronto, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Kuala Lumpur, Berlin, Perth, Miami, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Taipei, New York, Paris, Seattle, Santo Domingo, Beijing, Tokyo, Glasgow, Las Vegas, Tel-Aviv, Hong Kong, Vienna - and the list goes on and on. (See map below).
View places Lee Asher has lectured around the world in a full-sized map.
Easily recognized and universally acknowledged, Lee Asher's raw visual style of magic ranks among the best.
Rising in the ranks: In his younger years, Lee worked in a number of magic shops, allowing him to interact with different types of people and form a solid foundation as a performer. Over the years, he has taken that knowledge and performed in a variety of settings for all kinds of people.
All this hard work finally paid off in 1991 and 1992, when Lee won 1st place, two years in a row, at the International Brotherhood of Magicians Close-up Championships. These wins led to Lee being chosen as one of the first close-up performers at the prestigious Magical Empire in Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
Since then, Lee has appeared several times on prime-time television on networks such as the Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Color Vision, and NBC (World's Greatest Magic Special).
Lee loves to share his magic with the community and has been published in all of the industry's leading magazines such as Trapdoor, Channel One, The Penumbra, MAGIC Magazine, Apocalypse, MUM, The Magic Circular, Labyrinth, The Magic Way, Precursor, and Genii Magazine. You may also find selected pieces of Lee's work on Ellusionist, Dan & Dave and Theory11.com.
Still going strong: Currently Lee's working on several projects, and as he puts it, "I'm using the tools of today to teach the youth of tomorrow about why the guys of yesterday are worth knowing." For example, take a look at The Magic Video Blog and live vicariously through this vintage magic clip archive.
Again, welcome to LeeAsher.com.
While exploring, you'll find performance videos of Lee Asher's magic for your watching pleasure. If you enjoy these videos, corresponding materials are available that teach you to perform them yourself.
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