About David Ranalli
(Quick Facts at Bottom of Page)
David Ranalli is a renown and captivating magician, speaker, and MC. Using simple, everyday objects, Ranalli creates a full-scale show of wonder, along with audience participation, sarcastic humor and charm. Traveling across the U.S., he is called upon to create unforgettable experiences at exclusive corporate meetings, conferences, and at celebrity events for the top echelon of society.
He has performed for a who’s who of Fortune 500 companies like JP Morgan Chase & Walgreen’s, as well as TV personalities, politicians, business leaders, and top athletes. His talents have also been featured in a TV commercial for MDwise Marketplace Healthcare, and been profiled by media such as NBC, NPR, PBS, & Indy Style TV. David was also the featured magician for Rev, a fundraiser at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where he performed magic on the iconic Yard of Bricks.
David is currently is based in both Chicago and Indianapolis, and travels nationwide to create impact at events. He can be frequently seen headlining at the new Chicago Magic Lounge, helping to keep the rich tradition of “Chicago style magic” alive.
David Ranalli’s interest in magic started at age 13 after a chance meeting with David Copperfield in his hometown of Chicago. Inspired by what he had seen, David began learning everything he could about the art of illusion, and learning from those willing to teach. Just one year later he was performing professionally, on stage and in restaurants, all throughout the Chicagoland area. David honed his skills through thousands of performances, and continues to push his himself to higher levels with his art.
During college, David was awarded several college scholarships from the Society of American Magicians for his achievements in academics and magic.
His conjuring skills also saved his life once when he was being robbed at knife point in downtown Chicago. The 2 muggers told him to empty his pockets, which is when David pulled out a deck of cards and immediately began wowing them with magic. In the end, the robbers were thanking him and allowed him to walk away with his wallet and in good health.
Quick & Interesting Facts
- Started practicing magic at age 13 after meeting David Copperfield
- Once stopped a mugger from robbing him by showing him magic
- Began performing professionally at age 14 in Chicago restaurants & private parties.
- Received several college scholarships from the Society of American Magicians for his achievements in Academics & Magic
- Was Featured in a TV Commerical
- He was the featured magician for Rev