Raised in Richmond, California, Alex Ramon developed a deep connection with magic when he was just 13 years old. His father’s colleague, a magician, often showed Alex card tricks, and Alex began dedicating hours learning and perfecting his technique. Alex’s father took notice of his son’s growing passion and natural talent for magic and bought him a 370-page magic book for Christmas that allowed Alex to take his talent to the next level.
After two years of practice, Alex finally performed his first magic show at a family gathering. Friends of the family quickly began requesting the young magician for their parties where he earned an impressive $20 per show. Soon after, he was hired at a local restaurant to perform close-up magic for guests. Ramon continued to refine his skills as an entertainer, gained confidence in his abilities, and entered his first competition at the age of 16. Alex one of the youngest competitors, won second place and began to make a name for himself as a talented magician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Seen as a popular and acclaimed magician, Ramon was asked to be the spokesperson for a popular, state-wide library showcase. He could not turn this opportunity down as he had a strong connection with books; he learned the art of magic by reading. The admired teenage magician traveled across the state of California and performed more than 250 magic shows a year.
Still in his teens, Alex became a true principal of his craft, earning many top awards and honors for his phenomenal magic, including San Francisco Bay Area’s Best Stage Magician, the coveted Lance Burton Award, and was named National Stage Magic Champion by the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas.
When Alex returned to Las Vegas in 2005, he auditioned for Disney LIVE!® presents “Mickey’s Magic Show”, and skillfully won a spot as a professional illusionist alongside Master Magician Mickey Mouse. Alex traveled the globe with the world’s most famous mouse for two and a half years, seeing 14 countries, four continents, 658 shows and entertained more than a million people.
Alex’s talent and dedication put him top of mind when producers Kenneth Feld and Nicole Feld imagined a magical circus- one in which an elephant disappears and a man turns into a tiger.
With over a decade of magic experience, Alex brought an unexpected twist to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents Zing Zang Zoom. At age 23 Alex became the first magician and the second youngest Ringmaster in the 139-year history of The Greatest Show on Earth®. Starring as the Magical “Zingmaster”, Alex mesmerized audiences with his incredible mastery of illusions where he would make an elephant disappear, levitate members of the audience, and transform a man into a tiger all while being surrounded.
During his two-year tour Alex Ramon crisscrossed America performing in the largest arenas in the world, such as Madison Square Garden and The Staples Center, and brought smiles and wonder to people 10,000 at a time.
When Alex’s circus adventure came to an end he put his efforts into a new project, creating his own full magic and illusion show. After he did that and toured California with his own show, he starred in ‘Illusion Fusion’ which opened in January 2012 at the Horizon Casino Resort and ran for over 2 years as the #1 attraction in Lake Tahoe, NV.