I woke up this morning to hear some terrible news. A passing away of an incredible lady.
A lady who I studied day and night in my early years of magic. A lady who even though I never got the chance to meet in person, I did have the pleasure of being able to communicate with her on a number of occasions through the web. She had assisted us and given me lots of information on choreography, Scripting etc.
Joanie Spina was David Copperfield's Choreographer, Co-director and his lead magic assistant for a number of years. Her work included choreographing ten of David Copperfield's CBS television specials including his Broadway show Dreams and Nightmare. She had even contributed to David's "Water Levitation" and his signature "Flying" illusion.
She had both liver and lung disease. Neither disease is treatable. She recently had moved from Las Vegas to Houston to be put on a transplant list.
On August 4th she celebrated her 61st birthday.
You will be forever missed Joanie.
Australia's Premier Illusionist