Marc DeSouza is an internationally recognized performer, inventor, author, and teacher of magic. His work has been featured throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.
Marc's reputation has been established through a remarkable series of awards. He is the only two-time winner of the Society of American Magicians National Stage Magic Competition (1978, 1989). In 1993, he became the first magician in the history of the International Brotherhood of Magicians to place in both the "Stage Magic" and "Close-up Magic" International Competitions in the same years. In 1995, Marc became the first magician in that organization's history to win the prestigious Silver Medal in both the "Stage" and "Close-up" categories.
Marc made magical history again in July of 1996 when he became only one of two magicians ever to win "First Place" in "Close-up Magic" at both the Society of American Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians competitions in the same year. As National Champion, Marc represented the S. A. M. at the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques (FISM) competition held in Dresen, Germany in 1997. This competition is only held every three years and is known the "Olympics of Magic." In February 2001, Marc was one of twenty magicians chosen nationwide to perform in Washington D.C. as part of the Presidential Inaugural activities.
Besides this history of extraordinary performance, Marc has authored a number of instructional manuscripts and video tapes for magicians featuring his own magical creations, most recently Award Winning Close-up Magic and Prize Winning Stage Magic. He is also the writer and performer of the CD-ROM, Magic: An Insider's View hosted by TV's Harry Anderson. Marc also served as magical consultant for the highly successful Off-Broadway show, Marc Salem's Mind Games, as well as Landis and Company's national tours of Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella. Additionally, Marc was an advisor to The Theory and Art of Magic, Series I and served as one of the Instructional Jurors for the student performances in the studio arts course on magic that semester.