About me

My name is Ondřej Soukup and I have been involved in magic art since I was 8 years old when I first visited the magic club. Since then, magic and illusion have become my life. Though I grew up in my family with my father, who is a lawyer and my mother, who is a secretary and I didn't have anyone to do magic or acting with, I still found my love for magic. I am glad that thanks to magic I can relief children and adults from everyday life and take them into the world of magic. This is not the only one reason why I follow my favorite motto, proclaimed by the founder of the first circus in the world:

''The noblest art is that of making others happy.'' - P. T. Barnum

Complete Professional CV

In 2003 Ondřej, as a small boy, began to go to one and only magic circle which in the Czech Republic existed at the time. His teacher was the ex-president of the Czech Magic Union Ing. Jan Jedlička. Originally one of the first magic circles was carried out in the premises of the Cultural Centre in Prague 12 in Modřany. Here, Ondřej began to learn the foundations of modern magic and over time he gained the opportunity to act at cultural, private and corporate events. Another mentor who helped Ondřej in his early days was also a professional magician Pavel Dolejšek.

First award and charity project

In 2011, Ondřej starts his first charity project Joy to Children in Hospital, where children can enjoy their stay in the Faculty Hospital Královské Vinohrady. At the end of 2011, the project received the award "I do more than I have to" from the City of Prague 4 for his project. Later, in 2014 in cooperation with the non-profit organization Lékořice, z.s. he starts performing regularly at Thomayer Hospital in pavilion of children's psychiatry, surgery and ICU. At present, he regularly appears in the department of pediatric surgery and ICU in cooperation with the Volunteer Center of Thomayer Hospital (originally Lékořice).

First big Engagement

The first, and one of the biggest engagement, Ondřej gets in 2014, when during the summer season he worked in one of the largest amusement parks in the Czech Republic, in the western town of Boskovice, where he had prepared several shows a day. Over the whole summer he has performed more than 120 times. He also played in the crazy summer comedy El Diablo in the role of the bandit Pedro. After the end of the season in 2014, Ondřej returned to the western town for three more summer seasons. With Western Park Ondřej ended cooperation after the end of the season in 2017.

Helping Dominica 

In 2016, Ondřej launched the charitable project Magic Lids for Dominica. By collecting lids at public events, he supported Dominica in treating her illness. Ondřej doesn't like collecting funds directly, but prefers to help through something that helps the person and can't be abused by another person. The project was terminated by Mummy, due to a low lid buy, on 31 August 2018. In addition to helping Dominica, Ondřej was involved as part of the regular event You Dream We Run - Blansko, which fulfils the wishes of disabled children and adults.

A magical summer in Aqualand Moravia 

The 2018 summer season Ondřej spent in the largest Czech aquapark in Aqualand Moravia, where the Magic Summer was taking place with a number of well-known Czech magicians. He spent busy weekends full of fun, sunshine and magic with a bunch of animators at animations and several times a day with a magic show by the pool and micromagic across the grounds.

Christmas for Kangaroo 

On December 16 last year there was a Christmas performance from which the total proceeds from the sold tickets were donated to purchase Christmas gifts for children from the Endangered Children's Fund - Kangaroo on Prague 4 Láskova. Thanks to the sold-out theatre, together we managed to realise gifts worth 12.470 crowns.

For this year, we are looking for premises all over the Czech Republic, where a Christmas tour can take place at the end of November and the beginning of December, from which half of the earnings will go to buy Christmas gifts for children from the Endangered Children's Fund. Are you aware of the appropriate space for a show? 

Prizes & Awards

Ondřej is the winner of an award from the city of Prague 4 ''I'm doing more than I have to" for his involvement in the project Joy to children in the hospital.

Prizes from international competitions

  • 2017 - 3th Place I category ILLUSION
  • 2016 - 3th Place I category GENERAL MAGIC
  • 2015 - 3th Place I category ILLUSION
  • 2014 - 2th Place I category GENERAL MAGIC

Milestones in the area of hazardous leaks

  • Escape from the straitjacket hung on a fire crane, gallows and attendance at the 2017 Magic cocktail gala.

Ondřej in the media

        Newspapers and magazines

        May 20, 2019 Novinky.cz - Article about the event Leave your head! article online>

  • February 10, 2018 Super.cz and Blesk - Article from the birthday celebration of the daughter of producer František Janeček article and video from the celebration>
  • Boskovice Newsletter - Article about summer engagement in the Western Park in Boskovice.
  • Časopis Moderní magie - Article about the project Magic Lids for Dominica,
  • Magazine Tučňák - Article about award '' I do more than I have to ''.
  • Thomayer Hospital Newspaper - Article on regular hospital attendance.

    Television and radio

  • January 1, 2018 New Year's show TV Šlágr broadcast from Šiklův Mlýn
  • November 3, 2017 Good Morning with Czech Television recording from broadcasting>
  • May 25, 2016 interview for Radio Junior
  • June 3, 2015 Czech Television A piece of heaven (Kousek nebe) recording from broadcasting>