Ava grew up in Vietnam and moved to the US at the age of thirteen. As an immigrant trying to manage impressions from two different environments, she became fascinated with the subjects of perception and social psychology. After studying Psychobiology from UCLA and working as a crisis counselor, Ava has spent the last decade turning her academic background and real-world experience with human behavior into a unique style of entertainment. Ava’s performances are a combination of sleight-of-hand demonstrations and mind games to create psychological illusions also known as mentalism. While initially guests are drawn to the novelty of a female magician, they soon realize she has the expertise of a behaviorist and the charisma of a con-artist. Misdirected by her charm and beauty, audiences find themselves happily fooled by her delightful deceptions. Ava uses her craft to demonstrate how magic instantaneously manipulates the way our brains interpret reality. This modern approach of entertainment combines both mind-reading and the marvels of human behavior.