Move over David Copperfield. New magicians bring diversity to magic.

Katrina Kroetch, 28, known as The Magical Katrina, sits in her apartment on June 23, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA.

Growing up, Katrina Kroetch didn’t know girls could be magicians. She watched David Copperfield and Chris Angel but never saw a woman in a magic show except as an assistant. 

When she was 18, she was a professional princess – performing at kids’ birthday parties, twisting balloon animals and painting faces. At this time she thought magic was scary. 

“As a little girl, I loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer because she did what Spiderman and Batman do: she fought evil, but she did it in a little mini skirt with lipstick on,” Kroetch says. “Eight-year-old me — I loved seeing strong women.”

Now Kroetch is 28 and performs as The Magical Katrina – doing shows in person and virtually; she performs for clients across Southern California including the Boys & Girls Club, NASA, and Google.

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