Teen magician Jesaja Class (third from left) shows Marie Sharpe elementary students some card tricks during a visit to the school in June. Jesaja will be among the performers participating in the Concrete Fitness Performances in the Park  on July 21.

Teen magician Jesaja Class (third from left) shows Marie Sharpe elementary students some card tricks during a visit to the school in June. Jesaja will be among the performers participating in the Concrete Fitness Performances in the Park on July 21.

Teen takes a shine to magic

Jesaja Class has taken a shine to magic.

Jesaja Class has taken a shine to magic. 

The 14-year-old magician from Nemiah Valley recently presented his magic show to the Grade 7 class at Marie Sharpe elementary and is one of the performers lined up to participate in this summer’s Concrete Fitness Performances in the Park.

Jesaja started learning and practicing magic tricks and circus art at the age of seven. 

“In the beginning it was only for the fun of it and entertaining his parents and friends of the family,” says Roland Class.

Now Jesaja has learned many tricks to perfection and is able to put together shows for children and the general public.

His magic tricks run from card manipulation, to linking rings, fiber optics, zombie balls to dancing canes and a big variety of small flourishes for stage performances, street magic and parties.

His circus arts include juggling with balls, fire clubs and diabolos.

“The students and the teacher Sonja Kurkiniemi at Marie Sharp school enjoyed his presentation a lot and Jesaja was able to teach the students a magic trick and gave away a few of his secrets,” Roland says. 

Jesaja will have another opportunity to perform with Concrete Fitness Performances in the Park (Boitanio Park) this summer on July 21.

Jesaja is also hoping to expand on his performance schedule in future. He can be contacted at magicaljesaja@gmail.com  or at 250-394-7444.