My Story

Ilan Smith, entertainer and illusionist, master of intrigue and wonder.

Since the age of 16 I have been entertaining corporates and wowing audiences around the country. Having studied a BCom Degree in Economics & Marketing, I made my way through university with a pack of cards, and a subscription of the latest magic magazine.

There surely was some mix-up with my university application form and I wound up in the business sector rather than the Arts. On discovering this error, I used knowledge gained to build a solid reputation in the entertainment industry.

Mentored by two of South Africa’s magical greats, George Moss and Graham Kirk. Constantly exploring the intricacies of global entertainment and infusing my shows with the best workable material of international standard out there. I have made it his duty to travel internationally and surround myself with the world’s best and most creative minds from the world of magic and corporate training.

Specialises in full evening shows, MC work in a uniquely magical way as well key note addresses for the corporate market.

In the words of Walt Disney ‘“It’s kinda fun to do the impossible”’.

Welcome to my world of dreams, fantasy and make believe...

It’s time to start believing...


TV: Numerous times on different channels and shows, ranging from Sports Channels, TV talk shows, news and others. Ranging from SuperSport to 3 Talk and many in-between.

Radio: Created magical illusions around sports and political events to playout through 94.7, Radio 702, Jacaranda FM, 5FM, Metro FM, ChaiFM and many others.

Newspaper, magazine and on line publications: Over the past 5 years Ilan has been featured and written about in local and international features numerous times.

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