David Alexander wrote:There are other ways that will work. You could become an assistant to a working illusionist. You will be amazed at how much you'll learn on just one tour. You'll work hard, but if you pay attention, you'll have an education you couldn't find in a book.
I'm going to echo David's advice. When I was a teenager I wanted to be an illusionist. I was fortunate when I was 16 to get a job with David Copperfield. The two years I spent with David made me realize I DID NOT want to become an illusionist.
I don't know what your situation is, but my advice would be to take a year away from your magic, work for an illusionist and see what it really takes.
There were so many factors I hadn't considered and once I saw what it took to put on an illusion show (David's show was much smaller back then - this is over 25 years ago)I realized I wouldn't have the commitment to it.