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We are Doing a Stage Show in Vegas for TV!!

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On October 9th & 10th (less than a month away) we will be hitting the stage at the beautiful Tommy Wind Theater in Las Vegas to perform my new Sci-Fi Time-Travel Magic Show which will be filmed for TV and set to air early 2016!!

I can hardly believe all this is really happening. Myself and my amazing team have been working away at this for 6 months now all secretly(ish) and now I can tell you all!

You may have noticed the video at the top of this post, well we are launching our kickstarted to cover the last of the show’s expenses. Our last investor has had to pull away from the project leaving us a little stuck.

Click here to see the Kickstarter!

Even f you can’t contribute to the kickstarter, I hope you will share it around. I would be very grateful for any help to get traction on this, the first 48 hours are critical.

Thx everyone & we’ll see you in Vegas

Writer & Creator – Carisa Hendrix
Co-Star – Jamie Tea
Director – David Parr
Costumes – Dianna Martin
Props & Set Builder – Paul Bezaire
Make Up & Hair – Tracy Falukozi
Choreography & Dancers – Natalka Lewis
Music – Simon Tj
Project Manager – Sarah Velocity
Building & Welding – Vernon Hendrix

Our Fire Dancers at the 2015 Canadian Ismaili Games

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I’m just completely in love with this team, can we all get showbiz married?
Thank you to the Canadian Ismaili Games for making us a part of your closing celebrations. I still can’t believe the warmth of the crowd.
Such a great collaboration between Ballyhoo Entertainment, Trip The Light Dance and Super Nova Circus.

Ballyhoo Corral aftershow 08.02.15_3

Stilt Walking at the Red Deer Centerfest

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Stilt Waking at Centerfest. Looks like Red Deer loves giant birds! Thx to Miyako Palmer for catching this in the Red Deer Advocate.
Read the article here.

We are Hosting a Magic Lecture with David Parr

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I’m hosting my first magic lecture at the Dollhouse, I would love to do this more in the future. Our star is David Parr and it will take place on June 10. The lecture is $15 per ticket and from 7:00pm – 9:30pm it will buy you one of the more interesting lecture I have ever seen. Hope to see you there.

Time Traveiling Bottles – Female Magician Carisa Hendrix

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Featuring: Carisa Hendrix
Filmed at Late Night at the Plaza.

Instagram: @latenightplaza

Circus & Magic Show: Carisa Hendrix & Schuyler Snowdon

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Video Shot by: Dallis Joseph Swiatek & Carisa Hendrix
Editing & After Effects Tittles by: Carisa Hendrix
Featuring: Schuyler Snowdon & Carisa Hendrix

Prepare to be amazed by an incredible mix of magic, circus and comedy with a classic feel. Designed for large and mid-sized events looking for a show with a big production feel. Incorporating comedy acts, audience interaction and a number of powerful visual stunts, this show is perfect for holiday parties, festival stages, fundraisers and awards galas.

Meet two talented entertainers at the top of their field who are ready to perform amazing feats and make you laugh up a storm. Guinness World Record holder Carisa Hendrix and talented circus specialist Schuyler Snowdon are an unstoppable duo as charming as they are strange.

All New Magic Show by Local Calgary Magician

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Mind over Magic

Been hard at work on my new stage show “Mind Over Magic” a fun little show with Stunts, Magic and Comedy. It runs from 10 – 60 minutes and features a wonderful mix of magic from escapology to sleight of hand, from daring stunts to mind reading. With lots of audience participation this show was such a labor of love and can play big even on a small stage

★ Escapology
★ Mind Reading
★ Slight of Hand
★ Freak Stunts
★ Comedy
★ and More


calgary magician

New Promo!!!

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Editing promo for some friends, thought I would work on one for me. What do you think?

Photography by Bryce Murdoch
Editing by Carisa Hendrix
Makeup by Tracy Falukozi

female magician

Calgary Lucky Carnival 10 – in 1

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Calgary Circus Entertainment

YAY!!! I Love this show! Thanks everyone! Photo by Dallis Joseph Swiatek

Starting a new Vlog Series!!

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Welcome to “It’s Just Me” the vlog that is just me doing stuff and things that are fun and interesting, at least fun and interesting to me :)

Wow Factor Entertainment: Calgary Fire Dancers

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I’m so excited to announce that the fire dance show is growing and expanding in 2014. Fire, LED Light, Glow and Black Light Performances incorporate dance, thrilling stunts, music and specialty costumes to create a beautiful and unique performance and that wow factor your are looking for at your next event. Show can include but is not limited to: fire eating, fire breathing, fire/LED staff, fire/LED hoop, fire/LED poi, fire fans, silk fans, fire acrobatics and fire magic.

4 Different Stage Show Options Available

The Ignite & Excite Fire Show – High Impact Fire Dance
The Lucky Carnival Fire Circus Show – A Family Comedy Fire Show
The Fire & Ice Show – A High Energy, Fun, Modern Fire and LED Dance
The Tribal-Tron Show – A Playful Dance and LED Light Manipulation Show

Themes available: Fire & Ice, Tribal, Modern Contemporary, Cirque Style, Vintage Carnival, Futuristic, Bollywood, Hawaiian and Vegas.

Printable Detail Sheet:

Troupe Demo Video:
Carisa Hendrix Demo:
Carisa Fire for TV:
LED Light Demo:

Fun & Colorful Children’s Balloon Decor

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Balloon Decor for Children: An Event in Review

Date: December 30th 2013
Theme: 1 Year Old’s Elmo Themed Birthday
Entertainment Services Provides: Balloon Decor
Location: Calgary, AB

Sometimes balloon decor can be such an incredibly satisfying project, and this one absolutely was. We were brought in to do some decor elements for an Elmo themed birthday party and I fully expect I may never see a 1 year old’s birthday that elaborate ever again. We did gumdrop column (pictured bellow), a rainbow garland, some interesting ballon clusters and this really fun ballon wreath (also pictured bellow).

Great Event Theme Idea – New Years in Vegas

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Event in Review

Date: January 11th 2014
Theme: New Years in Vegas
# of Entertainers: 5
Entertainment Services Provides: LED Stage Show, Roving Showgirls & Close-up Magic
Location: Calgary, AB

Last weekend myself Cassandra Bonham and two lovely ladies from Fable Entertainment (Marissa Puff and Amy Senecal came together to put on an amazingly fun show. LED Hoop, Poi and Staff group acts paired with amazing dance choreography left the crowd with that wow-factor we always strive for.

The event was a staff party themed “New Years in Vegas”. There was a flight attendant at the door to welcome guests to fabulous Las Vegas, there were showgirls (us), casino tables and a countdown to midnight (at 7pm). It was such a blast and a truly original idea for a special event theme.

Thank you so much to Lucky Shot who both connected us with the client but also took these amazing image, he is a very talented photographer we were so glad to have the opportunity to work with.

Old Photos Newly Discovered

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I’ve had a ziplock bag of rolls of film in my fridge for over 6 years. Finally we found time to take them in to be developed and find out what was on them. There are not what I expected and sharing these has lead to reconnecting with some old friends who I didn’t even realize I was missing so much.

These images reminded me of experience almost completely forgotten and forced me to ask myself why I remember the specific things I do, and not others. Memory serves the narrative we like best and I’m grateful to have been reminded of that.










Update: 2013 Edmonton Medieval Dinner Theatre Show

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Wonderful news! The Celtic Hall has decided to bring back the medieval dinner show for a 2013 run. It really is an amazing show perfect for any family for office party and very reasonably priced for what it included. For more information and to get your tickets check out their website at

Original Dec 30, 2012 article reposted bellow

As usual, Christmas was crazy. For us entertainers, the holidays are never the normal sort of insanity the rest of the world experiences; with all the stress about gifts, family, and turkey dinners, no. Christmas season is about doing as many gigs as possible without losing one’s mind.

This year proved to be a lot more fun than I expected since I was asked to be part of a dinner theatre production in Edmonton, Fridays and Saturdays for 4 weekends in December.

Our cast was a team of brilliant and talented variety arts performers and improvers. I can’t tell you how incredibly fun it was to play together in this show. I already miss my little circus family but there are rumours that the run might continue in 2013. Here’s hoping.


The Actual Video of My Fire Eating World Record

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On October 19th, 2012 the Television Show where Carisa Hendrix set the new world record for “longest duration fire torch teething”, Lo Show Dei Record in Rome, Italy AIRED THIS CLIP

For a list of media coverage click here.

Note: Fire torch teething refers to a fire eating stunt which involves using one’s teeth to grip a flaming torch and holding it upright in the mouth without the use of one’s hands. This stunt is considered both dangerous and incredibly difficult. The intense pain from the fire on one’s mouth and teeth plus the inability to breathe throughout the performance of the stunt make this an impressive feat.

The record stood at an impossible 1 minute 32.75 seconds and was achieved by Wendell Gray in Mumbai, India. In training to break his record, I had to work on the trick every day for over a month before flying to Italy in April of 2012 for the chance of a lifetime.

Featured By Metro News

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At 7pm Metro News reporter and photographer Glenn Kelly shows up at the door to shoot an image (see above) for the article he’s working on about my recent feature in the 2014 Guinness World Record Book.

Turns out Glenn and I have a few mutual friends and he’s a major nerd, long story short we invited him to games night so if this article is unusually complementary, you’ll know why. Click here to read the full interview.

Calgary Fire Performer in the Paper

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calgary fire performer South Country Fair 2013

The wonderful Malcolm Russell found this in the paper and was nice enough to post it for me. I’m so happy that after 8 years working in entertainment, getting my picture in the news paper still feels exactly as thrilling as the very first time.

Also we put together a new fire video that include footage from the shot where the photo from the news paper was taken.

If you are interested in hiring our fire show here are some details, please feel free to contact me for more information:

Fire Shows incorporate dance, thrilling stunts, music and costumes to create a beautiful performance for your guests. (Hawaiian, Tribal, Belly Dance and other themed performances available) …More info here

Calgary Cowboy Stilt Walker for Stampede

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We had an amazing time this year at Stampede breakfasts all over the city. Whip cracking, hula hooping and doing lasso tricks on stilts for the Calgary Crowds.

Call me at Ballyhoo Entertainment at 587-889-3473 or email to book up to 4 matching cowboy stilt walkers for your next event.

Fire Performance, Fabulous Editing and a Beautiful Song

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Guinness book world record holder Carisa Hendrix performs to Emily Jill West’s “Tin Can”, in a beautiful juxtaposition of 2 talented and beautiful artists. Directed By Aaron Bernakevitch

“Tin Can” By Emily Jill West
Performer Carisa Hendrix
Director Aaron Bernakevitch
Gaffer Charles Hamilton
Editor Aaron Bernakevitch
Studio 4K Film Production INC

Vegas Stip Search Episode 1 – Fire Eating 101

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I had an amazing time working on this show!! Jeff and the whole crew were so fun and interesting. When I was the edit of what we did I was completely blown away, they made me look good. :)

Featured in Ripley’s Believe it or Not

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This makes me sooooo happy, grew up loving these books and now I’m part of it.


Amazing Calgary Magic Show!!!

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This last weekend I had the pleasure of performing alongside some amazingly talented people for 3 Shows called “Night of Illusion” put on my the Our Next Show cast which no included myself.

Put on as a fundraiser for the Alberta Cancer Foundation, the Calgary Food Bank and Mothers Opposed to Boredom, the event was a sold out blast.

Show dates:
February 1, 2013 – 7:00 PM
February 2, 2013 – 1:00 PM
February 2, 2013 – 6:00 PM

Stilt Walking Medieval Jester Character

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Performance: Stilt Walking Jester Character
Client: Brooks Medieval Fair
Skills: Stilt Walking & Poi Spinning
Date: July 11 & 12, 2012

A big thank you to the Brooks Medieval Faire for having SaFire and I out this year. We had an amazing time, it was a wonderful event.

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