Magician and Sleight of Hand Artist

Gerald Edmundson was fifteen years old when he made his first professional appearance as an entertainer. He holds a Master's degree from Texas Tech University and has studied at the University of the Americas in Mexico City. The Fort Worth Star Telegram described him as, "one of the top sleight-of-hand experts in the world. . . a phenomenal artist. . . a sleight-of-hand virtuoso."

Gerald has numerous published works on the art of sleight-of-hand, including the highly acclaimed book; "The Ostrich Factor" and was a columnist for M-U-M magazine. He is past President of the Texas Association of Magicians, past President of Ring 15 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and twice received the Brotherhood's Ren Clark Award.

In 1997, he was awarded the highly prized Linking Ring Trophy--"the Academy Award of Magic"--by The International Brotherhood of Magicians for his creative contributions to the art. He has been inducted into the prestigious Texas Association of Magician's "Royal Order of Willard" and The International Brotherhood of Magician's "Order of Merlin".

In addition to numerous solo performances from Los Angeles to Washington D.C., Las Vegas to the Foro Cultural Azcapotzalco in Mexico City, the artist has appeared as magician, juggler, mime, musician with the Cucurucu Mime Troupe, The Token Mime Theater, The Gemkay Puppet Theater, Tales from the Forest, The Sadstone-Jocomo Duo and appearances on television. Gerald is the founder and general manager of the Side Street Circus.

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