Chris McCauley is a variety performer who combines Magic, comedy, puppetry and juggling into a high energy performance that is entertaining for all ages. Chris McCauley is the founder and director of Mystery Academy, a school which teaches magic and variety arts to more than 1000 students a year. He has taught these unique arts in dozens of schools, and performed in locations as prestigious as Merriweather Post Pavillion and RFK Stadium, for the Washington Nationals. Chris McCauley brings back to life the arts of the Vaudville era by performing a classical Hat and Cane routine, cigar box juggling, and balancing a 10 ft beach umbrella on his chin! Chris is also a practitioner of the very rare art of Contact Juggling. What most distinguishes him from other performers is his unpretentious and likable attitude and a healthy dose of self-effacing humor. Using comedy and good natured charm, he leads audiences into a genuine love of the art. An avid inventor of original Magic effects, he can also craft a Magic trick to be customized to suit your needs, adding that personal sentimental touch. Chris also gives performance based speeches and talks on a variety of topics including education, motivation, business and self-esteem. Whether you need small group talks or a stage and illusion show, he can adapt his performance to suit your needs.