Camilo’s magic in the air

Former Belmont secondary school exchange student, is back in Victoria to perform his magic skills at the McPherson Playhouse

Camilo Dominguez

Camilo Dominguez

Give Camilo Dominguez some cards and prepare to be mesmerized.

The young 23-year-magician began honing his craft at the ripe young age of four when he was growing up in Colombia.

Dominguez is performing his close-up magic at the McPherson Playhouse, Oct. 18 and 19. Projectors will be set up with large screens so the audience can get a good look at his tricks.

“I told my mother I wanted to be a magician and she looked one up in the phonebook to teach me,” he said, adding the first card trick he learned involved four aces.

He has since mentored under other magicians who have helped him develop his career as a professional magician.

Dominguez attended Belmont secondary school when he was 15 as an international student and now lives in Vancouver.

At Belmont he worked with teacher Troy Harris, founder of Canadian World Education Society. Through his society, Harris has built and run a school in Nepal. Harris’ society is now helping educate children from preschoolers to Grade 12.

Dominguez has performed at several of the CanWES fundraisers and is donating a portion of the profits from these shows to the cause.

The shows are at 8 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 19 at the McPherson Playhouse, 3 Centennial Sq. Tickets are $20 and available on his website camilothemagician.com.

Did you know?

The Said the Whale song The Magician AKA Camilo, was written about Camilo Dominguez.