Ilan Smith

Magician and MC - Johannesburg
Ilan Smith


Ilan Smith, magician and illusionist, master of intrigue and wonder. Able to amaze, mystify and enrapture, he can release you from reality; suspend your disbelief and most importantly make you dream....

Mentored by two of South Africa’s magical greats, George Moss and Graham Kirk, Ilan’s been entertaining professionally since the age of 16. Ilan constantly explores the intricacies of global magic and infuses his shows with the best workable magic of international standard out there.

Specialising in jaw-dropping illusions of the mind and breath taking sleight of hand, Ilan’s unique combination of enchantment and humour make his every performance a magical masterpiece at any event.

He has performed for companies, making cars, celebs or CEO’s appear on stage. Whether an exclusive group of 10 through to a large audience of thousands, Ilan will have your guests gasping in amazement. Watch this master of amusement and amazement turn the ordinary into the extraordinary!

In 2010 Ilan correctly predicted the outcome of the Soccer World Cup live in studio, with 94.7, 702 and 5FM bewildering the most sceptical John Robbie, DJ Fresh and Brad Brown.

In 2014 Ilan was dubbed as the man who saw tomorrow and rose to twitter fame. He correctly predicted the final score, the goal scorer and the time it would be scored; live in T.V studio on Supersport channel, DSTV.

Ilan has successfully co- directed and performed One man Theatre stage shows:
Imagine: 2012 - 3 week run at the Joburg Theatre Complex
Imagine rerun: 2013 - 3 week run at the Joburg Theatre Complex
Dreams: 2015 - 3 week run at the Joburg Theatre Complex

Ilan, Entertainer Illusionist, born and bred in South Africa is now in hot demand both locally and internationally. Ilan is not just any Illusionist, he is a religious Chabad Chossid who entertains audiences nationwide with his beard, yarmulka, tzitzis and all!

Ilan Smith


His illusions and world class material are jaw dropping, gobsmacking and totally kosher! Ilan has entertained audiences of 500 to 1500 live, spread the magic over radio waves wowing listeners, and had thousands of fans glued to their T.V screens as he correctly predicted the outcome of the FIFA World Cup Soccer live.

Now he has requests flying in from around the world. It’s not every day that one finds kosher entertainment of this calibre; with Ilan’s expertise, experience and charismatic well received personality and stage presence.

Ilan is in hot demand as both entertainer illusionist and motivational speaker. His business talks aimed from corporate management to factory staff inspire and uplift any audience member. His team building sessions are refreshing, interesting and something new on the market using tailor made brain games to get people thinking! His own personal journey through life has been of interest to Chabad houses internationally; as this out the box, Baal Teshuva, South African illusionist where he has engages people from all walks of life to inspire, motivate and spread light, joy and happiness.

In the words of Walt Disney ‘“It’s kinda fun to do the impossible”’. Welcome to Ilan’s world of dreams – where anything is possible.

It’s time to start believing…

What some clients have to say:

Nike | Thank you so much! We really appreciate your participation in our launch of our Nike Flyknit – The Lightest One. The levitation was remarkable and working with you was an absolute breeze.

Samsung | We used Ilan Smith services for our product launch and were most satisfied with the great show and how he incorporated our products into his show. Absolutely fantastic and thanks again.

General Motors – Chevrolet | Ilan is professional and consistently a pleasure to work with. He always delivers as promised and often goes above and beyond to ensure we are more than satisfied with his performance. DHL What a treat it was being entertained by an absolute master of his field. Thank you Ilan for everything, looking forward to next time…

3M | Ilan you really got our guests laughing and broke the ice so nicely for us. Great to work with you. Looking forward to using you again.


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