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Helder Guimarães is a Portuguese-born performer, magician and creator of theatrical and immersive magic experiences. He is a World-Champion of Magic, two-time Parlor Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts and Ascanio Prize winner. Known for his unique approach to sleight-of-hand magic, storytelling and performance, Helder’s work has been featured at the Kennedy Center, TED Talks and Off-Broadway productions. His previous creations include Nothing to Hide, directed by Neil Patrick Harris, the Los Angeles sold-out Borrowed Time experience and the Off-Broadway theatrical Verso, directed by Rodrigo Santos. The Los Angeles Times says, “He seems remarkably sincere and trustworthy for a man committed to deception,” and The New York Times recognizes him as “a Master of Illusions.” Using his knowledge of deception, he has consulted for major entertainment entities like NBC, Disney and Warner. As an example, Guimarães personally trained Oscar-winning actresses Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett for their roles in the movie Ocean’s 8. He lives in Los Angeles.