Illusionist • Magic Direction • Choreography
A modern sorceress in a very ancient art, Jinger has earned fans around the world becoming the first female magician to star in The Illusionists, the nations largest live touring magic show, and in 2016, the first female magician to appear onstage in Broadway history.
Jinger Leigh’s unique blend of elegance and theatricality have redefined the role of the female in a male-dominated field. Jinger began her professional career as a dancer when she was fifteen years old; she was one of the “Young Americans,” toured for companies like Disney, appeared on Fuji Television, and starred in Southern California dinner theater productions. It was while working as a dancer in Guam that Jinger first met magician Mark Kalin. Working together, as Kalin and Jinger, they produced and appeared in their award-winning shows, “Carnival of Wonders”, Illusionarium”, “Before Your Very Eyes,” and their own Reno Theatre, “Magic Underground.”
Jinger has offered her expertise to numerous live stage productions worldwide, as well as performance coaching and lectures in the US, Australia and England.
The Illusionists US Tour
The Illusionists Experience, Eldorado Reno
New Talent Development
The Illusionists World Tour
Now You See Me Live!, Lionsgate Films
Creative & Magic Direction, Choreography
The Illusionary Magic of Brad Ross
David Goldrake, Imaginarium Premier European Tour
Production Coordinator, Company Manager
The Unbelievable’s, Eldorado Reno
JM Family & Associates
5-city tour with Jon Bon Jovi, Wayne Brady and The Illusionists
Now You See Me Live!, China
KALIN & JINGER
Simply put, Mark Kalin and Jinger Leigh have redefined the traditional concepts of a “magic show”. Their unique productions have garnered accolades throughout the entertainment industry for their innovative and theatrical approach to magic and show production. Kalin & Jinger were voted magic’s highest honor, Magicians of the Year, by the prestigious Academy of Magical Arts—Hollywood’s Magic Castle. Other recipients include David Copperfield, Criss Angel, Doug Henning, David Blaine and Penn & Teller.
In 2012 the duo began a long time association with Simon Painter and The Works Entertainment, producer of the largest touring magic shows in the world today. Initially hired as performers, Kalin and Jinger soon expanded their roles to include all aspects of show production and illusion design.