Kristi Toguchi (b. 1983)
Magician, Performing Artist
Place of Birth
Kristi possesses the ability to perform beautiful manipulations with her body as things magically appear and flutter down to the earth. Her skill is in the art of "Aerial Magic," and her show combines magic, dance and circus arts.
Kristi's signature effect is "The Linking Silks" created by her granfather James Yoshida.
Kristi is an aerial acrobatics coach and performer. She has students from the US and around the world. She was trained by Cheryl Lindley from the Lindley Lopez Circus.
Kristi Toguchi was born in Hawaii on June 26, 1983.
You could say Kristi was born into magic; she is a third generation magician following in the steps of her father, and grandfather "Tengu the Magician."
Surrounded by magic every second of her life, her love for the craft was inevitable.
Kristi started to work in her family's magic store in Hawaii when she was 5 years old. She demonstrated and sold many magic tricks in their shop.
She began to travel with her grandfather when she was 12, attending many magic conventions across the US and Japan.
Kristi started to compete in these magic convention competitions and as a result, she was honored with 1st Place, and the first silver award of merit that was ever bestowed to a junior magician in the S.A.M competition.
She began performing professionally when she was 15, and two years later, she was invited to perform on Lance Burton's Young Magician's showcase.
After performing on his Las Vegas stage, she definitely knew she wanted to do this for the rest of her life.
She studied under Loren Christopher Michaels, Joanie Spina, Fukai, and others, continuously developing her skills in the field of magic.
Simultaneous to her magic career she also pursued a career in dance and circus arts.
By the time Kristi received her Bachelor’s of Arts, in Dance from the University of California, San Diego, she had also choreographed for the San Diego Opera, and performed professionally with the Fern Street Circus, and San Diego’s renowned choreographers.
After college, In the fall of 2007, the Pendragon's contacted Kristi offering her a spot on their show.
She gladly accepted and toured as a featured performer with the "Pendragons Magical Theatre Company."
Kristi’s talent has been recognized with awards from the Society of American Magicians, and the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
She was also awarded the "Lady Magician of the Century Award" in Hong Kong and the "Outstanding Showmanship Award" in Japan.
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Kristi Toguchi's official website.
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