DANTE - Entertainment & Artistry

Why book DANTE - Entertainment & Artistry?

For over 15 years, Dante has been providing professional quality family entertainment at thousands of events throughout the country. Dante's shows combine balloon twisting, magic, circus arts, and tons of silliness! Kids LOVE Dante!

Perfect for:

Birthday Parties
School Functions
Corporate Events
Carnivals and Fairs
Company Picnics
Holiday Parties

Dante is a birthday party specialist who can help make your child's birthday party a magical day they will never forget.

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Absolutely Awesome

We had the pleasure of having Dante for our sons 6 year old birthday party. He was awesome, great with kids of all ages, and very professional. My son said "it was the best birthday party ever!" His balloons were the most amazing balloons we have ever seen. Thank you for a great show!!

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Reviewer: Jami H.
Event: Birthday Party in El Granada, CA
Event Date: Jul 13, 2013
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Magician, Comedy Magician, Juggler, Magician

Great w/ Kids

We hired Dante for a Halloween party we had in our office for our employees' kids. Dante was very easy to work with, leading up to our event. On the day of the party, Dante was great with the kids. He was engaging, entertaining, and awesome! The balloon creations were impressive and the magic show was a hit! He even stayed after the event, making balloons, so all kids left happy! Thanks, Dante!!

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Reviewer: Alyssa J.
Event: Halloween Party in Foster City, CA
Event Date: Oct 31, 2012
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment

Dante is super spactaktular sikness with sugar on top!!!!

we had the pleasure of having him for my nieces 8th birthday party , he tore the roof off with his amazing magic ..his balloons were the best balloons i've ever seen. my niece said " this was the best birthday party ever". we were all very impressed , i WILL be booking him again for future events .

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Reviewer: samantha m.
Event: Birthday Party in Oakland, CA
Event Date: May 13, 2012
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Magician, Magician

Entertainer at our wedding!

Dante come and entertained our guests for our wedding. He was a huge success and brought so many smiles and laughter to everyone there. It has been 3 weeks now and our friends are still talking about the balloon creations and the tricks that he performed. He was very professional and entertaining. We are very happy that he was there and we highly recommend Dante and will definitely use him again for our future events. He was such a highlight for our wedding that we already have friends requesting him to do their events. Thank you Dante!

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Reviewer: Chanhthi L.
Event: Wedding Cocktail Hour in Livermore, CA
Event Date: Feb 16, 2014
Hired As: Balloon Twister, Children's Party Magician

Fabulous entertainer for ALL

Thank you so much for a fabulous magic show yesterday! All of the kids had an absolute BLAST, and you could definitely say the same for my husband, myself, and the rest of the adults! My son loved pulling the string out of your mouth and my daughter loved "floating" in the air. Truly, you were fabulous and everyone only had positive things to say. You really made my son's birthday party special, and we will never forget it.

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Reviewer: Anne L.
Event: Birthday Party in Foster City, CA
Event Date: Feb 9, 2014
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Magician, Comedy Magician, Magician, Strolling/Close-up Magician

Amazing for 6 year old party

Dante amazed both young and old at my 6 year olds birthday party. He kept us engaged and at the edge of our seats. We had approximately 25 kids (mostly 6 year olds). Both kids and parents commented on how amazing he was. I highly recommend his show!

Dante was not rushed, created a comfortable environment and connects well with kids.

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Reviewer: Carla G.
Event: Birthday Party in San Jose, CA
Event Date: Jan 11, 2014
Hired As: Children's Party Magician

The AMAZING, funny and Great entertainer for all ages! ;-)

Dante did an exceptional job going above and beyond entertaining all of the kids and all of the adults! I would HIGHLY recommend Dante, especially since he made all of the kids happy and made limitless amounts of awesome balloon designs for the kiddos!

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Reviewer: Leigh
Event: Birthday Party in Fairfield, CA
Event Date: Jun 1, 2013
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Entertainment

Wonderful magic, incredible balloons!

Dante performed the Super Show for my twins' 5th birthday party. I have a boy and a girl with fairly different preferences, but they were both equally entertained and were roaring with laughter, marveling at the magic and spellbound by the incredibly intricate balloon creations (as were the parents!) Worth every penny - would hire again!

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Reviewer: Isabelle L.
Event: Birthday Party in Palo Alto, CA
Event Date: Dec 16, 2012
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Magician, Comedy Magician

great show !

We recently had Dante performed at our daughter 11 th Birthday Party. He was fantastic. The kids love him. Thank you for the great show.

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Reviewer: Lynn F.
Event: Birthday Party in San Jose, CA
Event Date: Mar 3, 2013
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment

Awesome entertainment!

Dante was what made my son's party a hit. His balloons and magic were definitely entertaining. He actually made each child 2 balloons of their choice, did magic tricks which were impressive even to adults, and he had his own music, too. He arrived on time was entertainment I would hire again!!!

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Reviewer: Liana M.
Event: Birthday Party in Newark, CA
Event Date: Jun 2, 2012
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Magician, Magician

Incredible! Absolutely wonderful!

Nothing but fabulous! We had Dante for a spring carnival, and everyone loved what Dante could do. He was on time, profesional, and ever more caring with the kids. Parents were pleased, but the kids smiles, said it all. We hope to have Dante back for next year's event.

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Reviewer: Diana G.
Event: Other in Cupertino, CA
Event Date: Jun 1, 2012
Hired As: Children's Party Entertainment, Balloon Twister

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 360 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Insurance: 3,000,0000 - Commercial General Liability
  • Languages: English

Overview

Your guests will enjoy incredible feats of magic and the most breathtaking balloons they have ever seen!

Additional Booking Notes

No performing in direct sunshine. It's bad for my props, costumes, and me!

DANTE - Entertainment & Artistry

Dante has been entertaining audiences for over twenty years as a master magician and balloon artist extraordinaire. His work has been featured on television, in print, and live at thousands of events from New York to San Francisco.

As a child, Dante grew up surrounded by a colorful cast of performers, artists, and creative thinkers in a suburb of New York. When he was nine, he discovered his love for performing magic. His passion to further perfect his craft would eventually lead him to study at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and Tannen's Magic Academy.

Dante is regarded as one of the top balloon artists in the country. Dante's incredibly detailed balloon creations range from the cute and whimsical to lifelike caricature renditions of famous political figures. His ability to create impromptu one of a kind balloon sculptures by request has earned him a reputation as a innovator in his field. Dante has been awarded as San Francisco Performing Artist of the Year by RAW, an international independent arts organization.

The team providing the talent:

Dante Mancini

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Testimonials

Dante did an AMAZING job with my nephew's 7th birthday / Halloween party. We had over 40 kids and he managed to keep them entertained with his magic tricks and awesome balloon art. Even the adults were impressed!! Dante showed up on time and was very professional throughout the party. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

– Shelly K. of Danville, CA

We had Dante for my son's 7th birthday party. He arrived exactly on time. The kids were so happy with his silly stunts and we were all impressed with the balloon twisting he did. it's like No balloon twisting we've ever seen before ! Pure art.
He didn't leave before he made sure that each kid had his balloon.
I think we will all remember this party for years to come.

– Amal E.

I am a rabbi and Jewish education director at a synagogue in SF. Dante ran and performed in our Purim Circus several years in a row. I work with kids all the time and I can honestly say that Dante is a wiz with kids. He had them mesmerized with his tricks and his schtick. He also knows how to put together a fantastic circus with unusual acts that are truly entertaining for all ages (including adults). You will want to book him in as far in advance as you can because his schedule fills up quickly.

– Rabbi Aaron P.

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Influences & Inspiration

Circus, Vaudeville, Muppets, Slapstick, Jim Henson, Sesame Street

Setup Requirements

No performance in direct sun.

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