Award Winning
Artist & Educator


Kevin Spencer

Kevin Spencer, Ph.D. is an award-winning performing artist and academic. Spencer and his wife, Cindy, toured the world for more than 25 years, with one of the largest and most successful theatrical illusion productions in the U.S. They left behind a trail of accolades in their wake including 2009 International Illusionists of the Year and six-time recipients of Performing Arts Entertainer of the Year. They are also the recipients of the magic industry’s most prestigious award given by The Milbourne Christopher Foundation – the 2015 International Illusionists of the Year for notable contributions to the art of magic.


At the pinnacle of their career, they stepped away from the big stage and Kevin walked into classrooms and hospitals around the globe. Today, Dr. Spencer’s work focuses on using the art of magic to impact change in the lives of people with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual challenges, emotional disturbance, and those who have histories of trauma. He is a respected and highly sought-after speaker, researcher, and consultant in the fields of special education and healthcare.

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Dr. Spencer is the leading international expert on the academic and therapeutic benefits of simple magic tricks in educational and clinical settings. His programs – Magic Therapy™ and Hocus Focus™ – are internationally recognized.

Hocus Focus™ is the 2022 Anthem Award recipient for Innovation of the Year in the category of “Arts, Culture, and Education.” The project was also a 2022 finalist for the Zero Project Award which recognizes innovative, persons, practices, and models that improve the daily lives of persons with disabilities.

Magic Therapy™ is the 2023 Anthem Award recipient for Innovation of the Year in the category of “Health.”

Dr. Spencer is the recipient of the 2022 Gold Anthem Award for Leader of the Year in “Arts, Culture, and Education” as well as the 2024 Silver Anthem Award for Nonprofit Leader of the Year in “Health.” He is also the recipient of the 2024 Anthem Community Voice Award voted on by the public to recognize outstanding social impact contributions.

He is a leading voice in the performing arts industry (recipient of the North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents – NAPAMA – Artist/Agent of the Year in 2021), a Subject Matter Expert on arts integration for special populations for the U.S. Department of State, a research consultant for the School of Health Professions Department of Occupational Therapy and Institute for Arts in Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for the American Occupational Therapy Association.

NOTE: The Anthem Awards are the largest and most comprehensive social impact awards in the world. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, the Anthem Awards are defining a new benchmark for social impact work that inspires others to take action in their community.


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