YOUNG illusionist Deanna Gore, who started performing aged just two, was inspired by Disney hit Frozen for her shimmering routine at Bradford Magic Circle's upcoming show.

Deanna, nine, will join her father, a former President of Bradford Magic Circle, for the act, which features breath-taking illusions

Fittingly, for their Frozen-inspired act, the father and daughter duo live at Mountain near Queensbury!

Deanna, a pupil at Bradford Grammar School, is fast becoming a veteran of magic shows, having thrilled audiences with illusions such as escapology and "sawing her father in half" for most of her life.

The talented youngster recently appeared on CBBC programme Help my School Trip as a wannabe wizard and she counts world-renowned master of illusion Dynamo as a fan. Deanna met the Bradford-born star, alias Steven Frayne, at a magicians' convention last year and he revealed that he had watched her videos and was impressed with her act.

Deanna and her father, Steve Gore, work together as double act Make Believe Magic and recently appeared at the Northern Magic Circle, Best of British Gala show in Scarborough.

"She's a natural," said Steve, who has been a professional performing magician for 20 years. "Our magic act together is about the relationship between father and daughter and combines amazing magic with sentiment. With music provided mainly from well-known Disney soundtracks, the show transports the audience to a land of make believe. Our act was one of the regional finals in the Britain Does Variety talent show last year.

"Deanna's Frozen act was put together for a talent show for her previous school, Shibden head Academy in Queensbury, which she won. She has performed many times in different venues, from care homes and village halls to big theatres.

"The magic effects in the show were thought of by Deanna as she loves Frozen, like most children. It highlights key points of the film's famous song, Let It Go. She performed it at last year's Hey Presto show and it was so well received that she became the first act in the Magic Circle's 60-year history to repeat her act the following year."

Deanna first performed with Steve at Bradford Magic Circle's 2007 Christmas show and was an instant hit with the audience. Aged three she was invited to perform at Northern Magic Circle's junior event.

Her act involves magic tricks with silk, making a snowman called Olaf appear, changing her costume in a few seconds and making it snow in the theatre.

"I love doing magic, I love Frozen - and now I get to do both at the same time!" said Deanna. "My favourite bit is watching everyone's faces when I do my costume change, it's so fast nobody can believe their eyes."

Also appearing at this year's Hey Presto! show are Morgan and West, who outwitted US magic legends Penn and Teller on their ITV show, Penn and Teller: Fool Us, illusionist act Amethyst, John Hotowka, a Bradford Magic Circle member who is both a professional magician and motivational speaker, children's entertainer Harlequin and the Wright Theatre Academy dancers from Ilkley.

* Bradford Magic Circle's Hey Presto! is at Bingley Arts Centre on Saturday, April 4. For tickets call (01274) 567983.