Tannen's Magic Camp, which is sponsored by Louis Tannen's Magic in Manhattan, N.Y., is well-known in the magic community, [Steve Burton] said. Although he has never seen Cicora perform, he said the youngster would have to be skilled to win his division."[Cicora] must be good," Burton said. "There is a certain amount of gratification in being able to do the seemingly impossible, and that's what magic is."
Now a junior at River Hill High School, Cicora is a typical teen who loves acting in school plays. Although he hasn't managed to figure out how to make his homework disappear, Cicora is putting in long hours studying every aspect of magic.
Performer Hiawatha met Cicora two years ago at the camp and said he was impressed by his devotion to the art. Hiawatha, who teaches classes at the camp, said Cicora is advanced for his age.