Gary Dreifus has been performing magic, mentalism and hypnosis for over 40 years. He has been teaching Magic classes for over 18 years. He has designed and taught magic programs at several schools, colleges, community and senior centers.
Gary is the Professor of Magic at the Coney Island Sideshow School at Sideshows by the Seashore in Brooklyn, New York. An accomplished entertainer, lecturer, motivational speaker, Gary's clients have included varied corporations and non-profit organizations throughout the country.
Gary is founder and Director of Magical Promotions, a company that places world-class magicians in specific venues throughout the country. He has several instructional DVD's taped and distributed internationally for professional magicians and has been a consultant for some of the top illusionists and magic companies in the world.
Gary is the founder and producer of "Magic at Coney!!!", a magical variety show highlighting world-class, award winning magicians. It is a full length program featuring illusionists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world.
Gary is a 2012 and 2013 recipient of a Community Arts Fund grant from BAC; a four-time SPARC recipient; has received three consecutive SU-CASA awards from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Department for the Aging and the NY City Council; has been named “Star of Brooklyn” by the Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator; was New Yorker of the Week honoree by NY1 and one of the select few individuals to receive the coveted degree of Doctor of Magic from the International Magicians Society.