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Magic has always been thought of as a male dominated field, woman are usually thought of as the beautiful assistant and not the performer. There are very few females performing as the magician, and when one does see a female performing it’s a rare thing. However magic has a rich history of woman performing as the conjurer. Audiences are inclined to feel that female magicians are the product of the 20th century and the emancipation of women. The true fact is there has always been a few female magicians among the leading performers of the day. To celebrate Woman’s History Month at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, seven female magicians will be featured in the lecture “Those Magical Dames.” Starting with those that paved the way for the female conjurer in the 1800′s trouping shows by steamer ship and trains, and moving forward to modern day stages. Not only will you get a glimpse into the lives of these woman, but you will also get to witness some of the magic that they performed.
Jania Taylor is an award-winning magician who brings elegance to the art. Females are rare in the industry, only 3% of performers in the magic industry are female. Jania is a very talented woman that has been classically trained in the art of prestidigitation. She has performed at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA the premiere location for magic in the United States.
Jania’s magic has been enjoyed by thousands of people throughout the country. Her wit and charm have pleased audiences at many corporation parties, conventions, festivals, fairs, and school assemblies. She has presented her magic at such noted resorts as Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI, the Mississippi Queen River Boat, The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV. and was the first female magician to do a solo tour for the Armed Forces Entertainment taking magic and comedy relief to our troops and families in Alaska.
She is a graduate of the Chavez Studio of Magic in Colon, MI. A college of manual dexterity and prestidigitation. Jania was the third female in the history of the school to complete the course.