Dion van Rijt was born in the royal city of Delft in The Netherlands in 1991.
As a young child, Dion was fascinated by the art of theater and he started entertaining his first audiences by dressing up as different characters in his living room. He discovered magic at age six, and thought that this fine art form was the perfect way to express himself. While practicing sleight of hand he also got into the art of ballet and quickly understood that these two disciplines would fit perfectly together.
As a teenager, he developed his first theatrical magic act, and participated in various magic competitions in the Netherlands. He was very successful, winning first prizes three years in a row, and started to become known in the world of magic.
Building on that success, Dion took his career internationally, performing for prestigious Variety Shows, Magic Festivals and TV-Shows such as Monte Carlo Magic Stars, Le Mandrake d'Or, Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde, Hanza Varieté Theater and Crazy Horse Paris.
In 2006, Dion created the much-discussed Magic Tango act and became Grand Prix Winner at the National Championships of Magic in the Netherlands, followed by the Grand Prix in Luxembourg in 2009, the Grand Prix in Russia in 2010 and culminating in Dion proudly becoming European Champion of Magic 2011.
While competing and performing, Dion increasingly desired to push the limits of the possible, and in 2013 he made his wide imagination real with The White Magic Rabbit. With this theatrical combination of surrealism, ballet and magic he made a historic magical statement that continues to be requested in many theaters around the world.
In 2016 Dion introduced the fantasy character Mr. Purpurs, a visual and dynamic spectacle which is showing in theaters in many countries as part of his very successful world tour.