075-Alana Talks Act Building and Fashionable Inspiration

Happy 75th episode, all! My, how the time has flown by. And what a wonderful episode this is for #75!

Ever since she won the German Grand Prix 2011, and was thus the first woman to achieve the prestigious title German Champion of Magic, Alana is one of magic’s premier performersBut success didn’t come overnight. Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, Alana took her first steps on stage on her fifth birthday. As the daughter of the famous illusionists Frederik & Margit, the little girl experienced the world of show business at a very early age. Alana assisted her father until she gained enough confidence to perform her first piece of magic at the age of 13. Only three years later, Alana enchanted her audience with longer stage performances and close up magic miracles. Due to numerous appearances in a variety of theatres, at trade fairs, corporate and private events, and on cruise ships, her performance reflects a unique spontaneity and versatility together with female charm and elegance.

Very soon Alana started working on her first original act: All About Shoes. Diamonds shine, pearls appear, and high heels materialize from nowhere. Alana’s enchanting words take the audience into a wonderful world of magical fashionable surprises. One spectator even experiences his very personal “déjà shoe” with Alana. In 2008, Alana won third place at the German Championships of Magic, followed by contracts in England, Spain, and the United States of America. In 2009 Alana presented her own 20 minutes show at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. In the same year, she was invited to play All About Shoes at the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas in front of the convention’s patrons Siegfried & Roy.

Alana decided to create a new act to excite her audiences of laymen and magic experts alike. An appealing idea for the young artist who “magished” her master’s degree in Media and Communication studies simultaneously to her magic career. Alana’s act In Her Hands makes those dreams come true: reams of hands chase, tease, and play with their mistress and make her favorite jewelry vanish and reappear until she turns completely headless. The Grand Prix Award in Germany was followed only a few days later by the Russian Grand Prix of Magic, 2011 at the White Magic convention- one of the most important international competitions. This award led Alana to the famous French TV Show Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde.    

At the beginning of 2012, the Magic Circle awarded her the Magician of the Year in Germany. With this success, Alana made her final breakthrough into the top class of international magicians. Recently, she appeared on Penn & Teller’s ‘Fool Us’, wowing the famous magic duo with her multiple hands: “We’ve never seen an act like this before. You’ve changed magic for the future!”


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