FLIP HALLEMA was born and lives in Rotterdam, Holland.
He started to study magic as a hobby at the age of nine. He was an industrial designer until the age of 30. Then he became a full time professional magician and performs only under the name FL!P (spelled with an exclamation point!).
He gives performances and many lectures all over the world about his own inventions. FL!P has become very famous in the world of magicians for his FL!P stick-move, which is mentioned in the Tarbell Course, Volume 7. Many magicians are using this move today thanks to all the lectures he gave.
FL!P has won many prizes for performing and for invention, but in 2006 he received the most important one, the Performing Fellowship Award from The Magic Academy in Hollywood.
Flip Hallema is the “Guest of Honor 2014” of the European Close-up Magic Symposium, 3rd edition.