Annelise & Benjamin Deyo: Amazing Kids

Annelise & Benjamin Deyo

Annelise Deyo loves bringing joy to people’s lives and a sense of wonder to the community; and with her talent as a magician, she gets to do both regularly.

It all started when she was seven years old. Annelise got a magic set for her birthday and began performing shows at home. After putting on shows for family near and far, and doing magic for nursing home residents, Annelise got her first “big break” at the Central States Fair in Rapid City.

Now, at 11 years old, she continues to practice magic with big hopes of it becoming a staple in her life.

“My favorite thing about magic is it is something to look forward to after school,” said Annelise. “It’s fun for me, but it’s fun for my audience, too.”

Her audience has expanded to schools, private parties, family events, and more; and her show has expanded, as well. Her pet white doves–Cosmo and Fuzzo–have become a part of the act, as well as her younger brother Benjamin.

At age nine, Benjamin as been her assistant for a couple of years and brings the comedic relief, according to their mom Alison. “I love watching them have a good time together while they’re achieving their goals.”

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