is a Family Entertainment business which features
We can supply Santa Claus, Halloween Witch Hazel, or the Easter Bunny. In addition to Yona Chock’s broad background of telling tales to audiences of all ages, she is a professional magician, clown, puppeteer, face painter, balloon sculptor, and American Folk Dance caller/prompter/teacher. She brings these additional skills to her storytelling, making each presentation unique.
Yona has taught classes and workshops at City & County Recreation Centers, Senior Centers, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s Outreach College, Fort Lewis College (Durango CO), and as an Artist-in-the-Schools (now called Artistic Teaching Partner; this program was discontinued due to State budget constraints a decade ago) for Hawai’i’s schools. She has lectured on magic, clowning, and storytelling subjects at conventions, conferences, and clubs.
She coordinated and taught the free magic classes which the Hawai'i Magicians Society (International Brotherhood of Magicians, Ring No. 185) had sponsored from 2004-2012 at the Kalihi-Pālama State Public Library, 1325 Kalihi Street, Honolulu 96816. Each class covered a different aspect of magic (this program was discontinued in 2013).
Yona has been a columnist for the Laugh-Makers and The New Calliope magazines, and is the author of The Magic of Clippo, Kitchen Magic, and Boost Your Magic with Balloons.
Yona has performed at the White House, Talk Story storytelling festivals, New Mexico Native American pueblos, World Magic Seminar, M/V Norwegian Star; and churches, temples, schools, and libraries throughout Hawai'i, the mainland, and Europe.
Yona Chock may be contacted by calling her at (808)234-5262 or by e-mail
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Member of the
Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. (Magic Castle)
Clowns of America International, Inc. (COAI)
Member of the original Clowns of America
Clowns of Aloha, Alley No. 354 (founder-member, and past president)
former member of the Kapitol Klowns. COAI Alley No. 6, Washington DC
Hawai’i Arts Alliance
Society of American Magicians (SAM)
Jimmy Yoshida Aloha Assembly No. 89
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
[top two photos by Pacific Photo Company (James Makizuru); bottom photo by Mary Ann Changg] (Revised August 5. 2016)