With international touring and a finalist title from America’s Got Talent, Kadan Bart Rockett and Brooklyn Rockett are already racking up an impressive resume. It would be solid for two grown-ups, but this brother-sister duo are just 12 and 10 years old. The Union Leader interviewed the magical siblings ahead of a show in Concord, New Hampshire.
Kadan was already getting work as an actor when he started dabbling in magic. He set a goal of trying out for America’s Got Talent, but decided to do it as a magician rather than an actor. Brooklyn was initially the assistant, but now the siblings are more of a duo act. Although she used to be shy, the America’s Got Talent experience helped her open up and channel her comic side. “By the end of the first audition she ended up taking over the entire show,” Kadan said.
The sibling camaraderie you see on stage is very real. “We’re still brother and sister so we do fight, (but) after that we’re best friends again,” she said.
They’re impressing with their magic shows now, including this stunt with an iPhone and a vat of gravy, but there could be other careers in their future.
“I don’t know if we’re going to stay in magic forever,” Brooklyn said. “We love it, but (Kadan) loves to act, and I love to dance and sing. I don’t know if we’re going to do it or move on to something else we love. We’re just going to have to wait and see.”
Hot tip: don’t give your iPhone to Kadan Bart Rockett or his sister Brooklyn, especially if they’re working near a giant vat of southern gravy. It doesn’t matter that they’re two of the youngest professional magicians currently performing, they’re still gonna drop it in a 150 gallon barrel of the stuff, just like they did on a recent episode of CMT daytime show Pickler & Ben. It all seemed to work out OK, but better to be safe than sorry.