Biography: Steve Dacri
Steve is an accomplished
sleight-of-hand artist with a career spanning some thirty years as a
performer on TV, in clubs and resorts, on cruise ships and at many prestigious
venues, including Radio City Music Hall. Steve's hundreds of TV appearances
include The Tonight Show, That's Incredible, Regis Philbin, Merv Griffin,
and Candid Camera, among others. Listed in the Encyclopedia of Magic
and Magician, Steve studied with magic legend Tony Slydini, Dai Vernon,
and Frank Garcia and has won numerous awards from the International
Brotherhood of Magicians, The Society of American Magicians, and other
organizations. The Academy of Magical Arts/Magic Castle where he has
been a featured performer since 1973, nominated him for a magic Academy
Award for his slight-of-hand performance.
Steve has been a regular
performer since 1974 in Las Vegas, at the Hilton, Riviera, Desert Inn,
MGM Grand, and Caesar's Palace, as well as Harrah's in Lake Tahoe and
Caesar's in Atlantic City. He has appeared with such stars as Rodney
Dnagerfirld, Tom Jones, Tony Orlando, Bob Hope and many others. Steve
is currently in his fifth year of appearances headlining in the secret
Pagoda Showroom in Caesar's Magical Empire in Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas,
Nevada. In July, Steve was named the Creative Director and Web spokesman
for the new MagicWebChannel.com, the world's largest magic web site.
Steve's extensive and varied
background in magic includes creating customized magic presentations,
or corporate applications. Steve frequently appears at major conventions
and trade shows, either as an infotainment presentation or keynote speaker.
He has taught a series of lectures for magicians at The Magic Castle,
and he often teaches magic courses and workshops at seminars and sales
meetings for many Fortune 500 firms.
In addition to his performing
talents, Steve is a prolific writer and director for television and
film, having directed a number of TV shows, such as Emergency Call,
Bounty Hunters and Magic Notebook and created many memorable TV commercial
of Diet Coke, Ford, and Mountain Dew, among others. He produced the
very successful home video Magic Secrets, the first magic video for
the general public, which has sold over 100,000 units to date, and Magic
Party show, which has topped 60,000 units.