Hayden Childress is considered one of the top magicians in the United Federal blah blip yadayada. As you can guess, I am the person who writes, designs, and manages my website and all of my marketing materials, so I could pretty much write anything I wanted about myself. Let's just cut to the chase.
My name is Hayden Childress, but I have been performing under the stage name Haydini ever since I started performing professionally. I began working in restaurants at age 15 (I'd already been doing magic for 5 years), and have had the honor of performing for a number of corporate audiences, schools, universities, and have even developed a large enough fan base to host my own shows in the Charlotte area.
I perform magic because I love to make the impossible become possible. I find it incredible how the human brain works, and how easily deceived it is through simple psychological principles (and a trap door on the stage). Above all else, I love to entertain. Not only do I perform magic, but I also act and perform stand-up comedy. With this in mind, I have made a show that is not only going to fool your pants off (hopefully not literally), but will make you laugh, cry, and make you want to watch more! If there is anything I hate, it is a boring show - I am anything but boring.
Today I am studying business at the University of South Carolina, and I am minoring in Media Arts. I plan to use my skills in business in coordination with my Chinese speaking to perform magic in China in the future. When I was 17 I asked David Copperfield if he thought it would be wise to go to college, rather than keep pursuing my career in magic. His response? "If you are good enough, then why can't you do both?" Today I am a full time, self-employed entertainer, and a full-time college student. I have not regretted a single day.
I hope you've enjoyed hearing about me and my magic! I am a rebel - just check out my bio photo up there! I also just wrote all of this in 1st person - take THAT 7th grade English class!