Modern culture is filled with escapes from reality- from video games to television and film, seeing the extraordinary has become common place. Very rarely though, do we see this happen live.
Since 2005, John Rotellini has captivated audiences around the world by doing the impossible. Whether it be performing live in front of thousands, entertaining small groups or executing death-defying large scale stunts, John's passion knows no bounds.
During his childhood, John developed an interest in magic and illusion. He was astounded by the feats of magicians David Copperfield, Lance Burton, Jeff McBride, Kalin & Jinger and Jay Owenhouse. Early on, people noticed that John had some very big dreams, what was even more surprising was his drive to make them come to fruition.
While John was entertained by the "conjuring arts" and had learned a few simple tricks as a child, it wasn't until 2005, that he began seriously studying magic and entertainment after some suggestions from a friend. That study led John to develop what has become an obsession for the better part of a decade. Merging magic with other interests - psychology, con artistry, film, music and theatre, John's current work isn't simply another magic or sleight of hand show, but are more along the lines of living in a Hollywood blockbuster full of twists, turns, and danger. No longer is the world of the impossible limited to the silver screen.
Over the years, John has been fortunate to receive wisdom from many of his heroes within the entertainment world. He has also had the pleasure of entertaining some of entertainment's hottest stars, including comedian Kevin Hart and television icon Ross Matthews.
In 2009, John launched his first theater performance, which opened with a two day run entertaining combined audiences of over 1000. The event, titled The Magic of John Rotellini was held on April 4th and 5th, and was preceded by a stunt on April 1st. The stunt, Rotellini's first was entitled -B L I N D- and required John to spend an entire day without sight, wrapping up with a blind drive through the streets of his hometown in a 2009 Pontiac Solstice roadster.
From there, John has kept very busy, raising thousands of dollars for charities that include Kidd's Kids, Children's Miracle Network, and Relay for Life. In November of 2009, John saw another dream come true as he created, directed and starred in his first U.S. Tour entitled The Magic of John Rotellini Locked UP. From there, John has traveled the country entertaining audiences at various colleges and public events to rave reviews. He has been fortunate enough to gain sponsorship from American Crew Men's Products and has had the privilege of having EXPRESS Fashion be the official wardrobe provider for his Tours.
Today, John is busier than ever. From late 2011 until early 2013 John spent most of his time on the road performing his most recent U.S. Tour entitled "TOURPOCALYPSE." The critically-acclaimed tour wrapped its run during the middle of 2013 to make way for an all new show "AGENT PROVOCATOUR" which began touring in late 2014.
John now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada where he continues to learn from his heroes and perform select dates in some of the Strip's most critically acclaimed productions.
Regardless of age, John's performances will be sure to leave you speechless. After all, how often do you get to live the impossible?