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.
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
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
- 2015 - 3th Place I category
- 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
- 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.