Jim Passé (Magician) grew up in Chicago, the Windy City, a town with a reputation as home to some of the country’s best magicians. At the early age of 6, Jim’s aunt spawned his interest in magic with the gift of a few small “magic tricks” purchased from a professional magic shop in the heart of the city.
Melissa J. Bauguss (Director) began working with The Magic of Jim Passé in January 1999 as a magician’s assistant and member of the tech crew. Since then she has filled various roles including dance captain, choreographer, sound technician and presently marketing director and stage director. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Meredith College in 1999 where she studied opera, musical theatre, dance and acting.