Evan is an award-winning magician/mentalist & balloon artisan, performing his unique brand of magical and balloon entertainment for corporate and celebrity clients around the world (Woody Allen, Stephen Schwartz, Microsoft, Bank of America, to name a few). Evan's sophisticated all-of-the-above magical style is ideal for clients who want the "full range of magical entertainment." Considered one of the premiere balloon artisans in the country, Evan leaves clients speechless with "superb" works of art they never thought
possible. Your search for unforgettable corporate and family entertainment ends here with Evan Presto; let’s make your next event one that your clients will talk about for days, weeks, and years to come.
Today, Evan performs at hundreds of events each year all over the world—ranging from local festivals, school shows, and private parties, to major events with companies including Bank of America, Netflix, Microsoft, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Boyce Technologies, Chelsea Piers, American Academy of Pediatrics, celebrities, politicians, and many more. Over the last five years Evan has performed in over 15 countries throughout Africa, Europe, Asia, Central & North America.
Evan is frequently hired as a magic consultant; choreographing magic routines for Regional and off-Broadway productions—including “Jonah and Otto” at Theatre Row, the Yale Repertory Theatre’s “Peerless,” and Tina Packer’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
When Evan is not performing, he serves as an educator of magical and performing arts. Evan currently teaches students balloon sculpting and sleight of hand at Hunter College Elementary School, while holding regular teaching workshops across New England and the Tri-State area.
Arts access and education is of great importance to Evan; he has volunteered his services for numerous hospitals, schools, and impoverished communities around the world. Evan is the proud sponsor of two students attending the College of Magic in Cape Town, South Africa. Evan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Boston University.
Stage & Parlor Magic
Balloon Artistry & Sculptures
Netflix, Microsoft, Amazon Studios, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Hallmark, KPMG, Boyce Technologies, Chelsea Piers, American Academy of Pediatrics, Lyman Orchards, Miss Connecticut USA, Yale Bookstore, Kidville, Plandome Country Club, Ridgetop Club, High Lane Club, JCC of Greater New Haven, Mashadi Jewish Center of Great Neck, New Repertory Theatre, Wepawaug Flagg Credit Union, Miracle Mile Toys
Yale University, Boston University, School of Visual Arts, Clemson University, Lesley University, Winsor School, Paier College of Art, College of Magic, Bay Ridge Prep, Hunter College Elementary, Ridge Road Elementary, ACES Educational Center for the Arts, North Haven High School, Nyongesa Film School, Neighborhood Music School, Horace Mann Elementary
Ritz Carlton, Broadway Comedy Club, The Rotary Club, Project Playground, Yale Repertory Theatre, Lyman Orchards, Huntington Theatre, Camp Emunah, Camp Kabeyun, LostTribe Theatre, Firefly, Red Carpet Kids, Chabad of Dumbo, The Globe Bar, Elite Gym NYC, Symphony Space, JCC of Greater New Haven, Theater Row, Elm Shakespeare Company
Evan is so talented that he entertains not only the kids but the adults too. His balloons are more like creations and he takes each request seriously. He is also so personable and fun, easy going and can really relate to kids at their level. We had him come for our son's 5th year birthday celebration and he was literally the hit of the party. Kids loved him and he is present and creative without being loud or raunchy in any way--very appropriate. I have recommended him to so many people and would love to have him come for next year. My son talks about him by name and was so excited Evan was coming to his party. I don't usually even write reviews but I cannot imagine a situation where someone would regret hiring Evan. We found him when a friend had him at her party and several parents asked for his info. Thanks Evan for all you do!
Daphne & Rafi
Parents, Upper West Side NYC
Evan is one of the most professional entertainers I’ve ever worked with. He is a dream collaborator who isn’t just an artist, but an excellent resource to co-plan with. I did a large-scale event at the CT Post Mall in Milford CT, and without prompting, he came up with ideas that he could implement to help compliment the event. Evan has the best spirit, heart and charismatic personality that keeps parents and kids happy and excited throughout the day! His momentum and work-ethic are incomparable. My organization exclusively hires Evan for all of our events and programs and have NEVER been disappointed.
JCC of Greater New Haven
Wow, what an amazing party! We found Evan through a friend of ours who had a small children’s party and was very pleased with the great magic show he put on for her daughter’s friends. We knew we would have a large group of kids, about 65, and we needed to find an energetic magician who could captivate the young audience and really make our 3 year old’s party specials. We were so happy with his performance. Our 3 and 5 year old and all of their friends were simply spellbound by his show. The tricks were professionally done and his energy never faded; even when an over-excited 4 year old ran up to him and tried to figure out what was going on! For over an hour all 65 little kids sat on our grass laughing and gasping with excitement and wonderment. When he started making balloon animals FOR ALL 65 KIDS they could not have been happier. I knew it was our best party yet and when my 3 year old princess told me this was the best day of her life it almost brought a tear to my eye. Thank you Evan for such a terrific job. I suspect we’ll see your name in lights one day.
Evan is the most wonderful magician I have ever seen perform! He really knows how to connect with his audience and help them have a great time. We laughed the whole night! Overall a great performer and even more fantastic person!”