Ariann Black

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Ariann Black (also spelled Arian Black earlier in her career) is a professional magician who is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. She has headlined her own show in Vegas and appeared on a number of national and international television shows. She is known in the magic world for her efforts to encourage and promote other female performers.[citation needed] She was voted Female Magician of the Year in 2004 and International Female Magician of the Year in 2008 & 2009.[1] most recently Ariann was awarded "Magician of the Year by the International Conclave of Illusionists.

Black was born in Canada and began doing magic when she was five years old. She turned professional when she was 19 and moved to New York, where she ended up working at the Trump Plaza and Trump's Castle in Atlantic City. That led to various international work and after several years she settled in Las Vegas.[2]

In Vegas she has headlined her own magic show Secrets, which first played at the Fitzgerald's Hotel and Casino.[3] A new larger version of Secrets opened at the Westin Hotel Casino in 2010. Ariann has also appeared in a number of other shows in major venues, such as Splash at the Riveria Hotel and Casino. In 2008 she was the opening act for The Amazing Jonathan. In addition she does a large amount of corporate work.

On television she has been seen in two episodes of Steve Harvey's Big Time on the WB network.[4][5] She has also appeared on an Animal Planet special with Lance Burton. She has appeared in BBC shows, and series for French and Italian networks and for the Canadian network CBC.[6] She made her last TV appearance on Pawn Stars in 2014.

Black studied with the late Doug Henning. She also has a qualification in magic having studied with Dale Salwack at the Chavez School of Magic.

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  1. ^ International Magicians Society, Merlin Award for Female Magician of the Year 2004.
  2. ^ Jerry Fink, "Q & A with Arian Black", in the Las vegas Sun, 20 Nov 2005,
  3. ^ Steve Marcus, in the "Las Vegas Sun," October 18, 2002
  4. ^ "Big Time - Episode #2.15 (2005)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-03-20. 
  5. ^ "Steve Harvey's Bigtime Challenge: Episode 215". TV.com / CNET Networks Entertainment. Retrieved 2007-03-08. 
  6. ^ Fink, Q & A with Arian Black

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