One of the most intrepid performers of our time, Devonte’s pure tenacity and will to succeed has propelled him from the rough streets of New York to stages all across the world. This is a journey that was born from truly humble beginnings, and you’re invited to be part of the dream.
Performing artist Devonte Rosero is quickly establishing himself as one of the hottest upcoming stars in entertainment. In addition to having performed for thousands of private events around the world, for high-caliber clients, including The Ronald McDonald House, Google and Honda, Devonte is the recipient of awards such as 1st place Winner at the Showtime at the Apollo.
He has been performing his brand of storytelling & magic, spoken word & dance to an audience of over 500,000 people to date. He is also known for his role in the documentary Magic Men, which was made over a 6-year span following his journey in Magic.
Devonte devotes a large amount of his time to the non-profit organization Magicians Without Borders chapter in El Salvador, where he teaches and performs magic for children in refugee camps, orphanages, and hospitals around the world – often in war-torn and poverty-stricken regions.
Roque R. Rosero, better known as Devonte, was born and raised in the Bushwick sector of Brooklyn, New York. Raised in a household where he was the middle child of 3 brothers and sisters, Devonte quickly discovered how to stand out from his siblings and began singing and performing songs he’d heard on T.V for his grandparents at the age of 7. But it was after seeing a magician perform at his local summer camp, that he was instantly hooked and immediately proceeded to beg his father to take him to a magic shop. From this point on Devonte would stay up late practicing his new found passion, and could even be found performing at local children’s birthday parties as early as the age of 9.
It wasn’t until his teen years that Devonte, began to steer in a different path and soon would end up putting down the magic and begin associating with local street gangs. An experience that gave him a glimpse of a dark future and eventually resulted in real consequences, like being violently struck in the head. An experience that Devonte has incorporated in his performances in efforts to help other at risk kids around the world.
Having dabbled into magic at a very early age, Devonte’s interest in magic had never faded and it wasn’t until he discovered the Rogue Productions Magic & Funshop that he had his second calling. Literally rescued off the dangerous streets of his neighborhood, Devonte soon re-found his passion & his second family. Since that pivotal discovery, Devonte has had an amazing resume of accomplishments.
He has competed in and won first place at the world famous Showtime at the Apollo. He won first place in both the Stage and Close-Up Magic categories and the People’s Choice Award at the Annual Rogue Magic Competition. He has also competed in the International Brotherhood of Magicians Competition for 2008 & 2009 and was a finalist at the Society of American Magicians Competition for 2009.
The documentary film, Magic Men chronicles the journey of two young teens in Queens, NY (Devonte Rosero and Miles Thorn) as they struggle with their tough upbringing to turn poverty, depression, & violence into a brighter future as they venture to the largest stages of the world. World-Renowned Magician, David Blaine, & Chris Kenner, David Copperfield’s producer, are among the movers & shakers in the magic industry who witnessed these two magicians as they strived to become the best of the best in the competitive world of illusionists.
Devonte’s encounter with Magicians Without Borders came after the president, Tom Vernor, saw Devonte performing an act about his own personal experiences with the streets. Tom, immediately felt there was a perfect match for Devonte and his organization, who at the time was mainly working with at-risk kids. Devonte currently travels every 3 months to El Salvador where he works with a special set of kids who are using magic to overcome there own obstacles in life. Devonte has taken his philanthropic work to many more countries and cities including Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, & even in his hometown of Brooklyn.
My House of Magic Inc, is a children’s entertainment booking agency that was founded in 2006 by Devonte Rosero. Being an entrepreneur at an early age, was always a dream for Devonte and it all came true after he started searching to form a team of performers who were both passionate and professional. This small venture would prove to be extremely successful, and in just 4 years My House of Magic Inc. began a partnering ambassadorship program that allowed party stores from all over New York City the ability to sell My House of Magic’s services. My House of Magic now operates in numerous locations throughout New York City providing not only magic shows but a variety of services like inflatable rides, Popcorn machines, cotton candy rentals and much more. On April 3, 2011 Devonte sold the company but stayed on the board as a marketing consultant.