International Rising Star 2019

June 25, 2019

Today, we continue to recognize emerging talent—this time with a broader, global reach—through the Allan Slaight International Rising Star Award.

This award acknowledges outstanding work by an up-and-coming magician and it comes with an engraved iPad, and a prize of $5,000 from the Slaight Family Foundation. Past recipients of this award are: Henry Vargas of Brazil, Jorge Blass of Spain, Edward Hilsum of Great Britain, and last year’s recipient, Noah Levine of the United States.

We are delighted to announce that DING YANG of China is this year’s International Rising Star!

Watch the video above to learn more about this magician, and the development of her unique act.

We also express our deepest thanks to Stan Allen, the Magic LIVE convention, Juliana Chen and Greg Frewin for their combined efforts to bring this award to Ding Yang.


Tomorrow, we will announce the 2019 Sharing Secrets award recipient. Last year it was the College of Magic. Stay tuned to find out who will be named this year’s secret sharer!


2019 Allan Slaight Awards

Canadian Rising Star

International Rising Star


More News from Sharing Wonder