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Danny Cole grew up in Los Angeles and began to study magic at the age of ten. Under the tutelage of magic teacher Loren Christopher Michaels, he simultaneously learned contemporary approaches to sleight of hand as well as ways to research and develop entirely new systems of deception. He also studied at the Chavez College of Magic under director Dale Salwak and learned classical manipulation. Soon Danny became involved in the Academy of Magical Arts Junior Program whose home base is the Magic Castle in Hollywood. There he collaborated with other young magicians and began to hone and develop his particular style of magic.
In 1996 at the age of 17, Danny Cole won the prestigious Lance Burton Teenage Stage Contest held in Las Vegas, and the following year Lance featured Danny's act on his NBC television special, Lance Burton, Master Magician: The Encounter. In 1999 the Academy of Magical Arts honored Danny with its Platinum Award for Outstanding Junior Achievement and later that year, the World Magic Awards Committee awarded Danny the Rising Star of Magic Award on international television.
In 2004, Danny starred in an hour-long magic special called THEM, which premiered on NBC television on June 23, 2004. Also, the membership of the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood voted Danny Cole the stage magician of the year for both 2004 and 2005.
Today, Danny is clearly one of the world's premiere magicians. He refuses to imitate and instead insists on developing new concepts in magic. Danny plans to continue to modernize the art of magic, bringing new concepts in illusion to contemporary audiences.
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