Carisa Hendrix

A Canada-based touring magician and circus stunt girl who best known for the persona Lucy Darling.

Photo of Carisa Hendrix taken by Dana Lynn Pleasant

Carisa Hendrix is a respected magician, and variety artist known for her skills as a circus stunt girl and bubble performer. She’s been featured in the Guinness Book of World Records (2014 Book, Page 86) and Ripley’s Believe it or Not. This 10-time award winning performers has been thrilling audiences all over the world with her iconic characters and her precise comedic flare.

She is the star of the Super Channel documentary Carisa Hendrix: Girl on Fire which follows the trials and tribulations of creating a full-lengthened magic and illusion show on the Las Vegas strip. Hendrix is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Allan Slaight Award and was recently awarded  Stage Magician of the Year at the wold famous Magic Castle.

You might know her from her appearances in 2 popular Youtube projects Protector’s Chronicles (300000+ combined views) and The Art of Slow Motion Fire Eating (75000+ views). Or perhaps you recognize her for the expertise she displays in her best selling instructional DVD on Fire Eating as well as the 1000+ fire eating students who have learned from her first hand in classes all over Canada & the USA.

To learn more about miss Hendrix, check out the recent cover story in Genii magazine in the May 2020 issues written by Dustin Stinett:

“Magic arrived on her radar at a young age. “I would sit with my dad and watch David Copperfield, Max Maven’s show, and other TV magic specials. He’d ask, ‘How do you think he did that?’ I’d come up with some outrageous— and wrong—method and he’d say, ‘Yeah, I think you’re right.’ “

Quick Stats

Born: Prince Albert, SK & Raised in Calgary AB
Citizenship: Canadian
Languages Spoken: English & French
Education: Alberta College of Art & Design 2007-2010, One Yellow Rabbit Lab Intensive 2012

Early Life – How did you get into this?

Growing up in Calgary as a young child, Hendrix what an avid youth volunteer which is where she met the actors, magicians, and circus performers that would later shape her early career. At the age of 16 Hendrix’s interest in carnival sideshow stunts was sparked by a chance encounter with an elderly sideshow freak and the misguided support of a school chum. After only a few months of training, she began doing small shows despite their astonishingly low quality.

After high school, she took a job as an educator & program director at a not-for-profit working with children, but it was too late, her love for performing was clear. As rewarding as teaching was, the shiny allure of the stage was just too enticing

Education – Where did you learn this stuff?

Carisa was fortunate to work alongside a long roster of talented artists and entertainers early in her career. These individuals provided encouragement, skills and support, opening her eyes to a variety of different performative styles and kept her thoroughly intimidated for many years.

She studied acting, dance, comedy, circus, prop manipulation, vaudeville, burlesque, modelling, and magic. After being accepted to ACAD (the Alberta College of Art and Design) in 2007, she also studied performance art, design, and video. This varied, if not slightly maddening education is responsible for the signature style that Hendrix is known for.

Alberta College of Art & Design 2007- 2010
One Yellow Rabbit Lab Intensive 2012