Derek Selinger | Illusionist - Filmmaker - Speaker | Derek Selinger - Calgary-based Illusionist and magician
Derek Selinger is a Calgary-based illusionist, speaker and corporate mind reader. With over two decades of experience, he has an extensive entertainment range that he has honed through a passionate dedication to his craft.
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Magic & Illusion

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Creative Filmmaking


Corporate Speaking


About Derek

Derek Selinger is in the business of storytelling, and tells stories through the art of magic. As a professional Illusionist, he has been the choice of audiences on five continents for almost two decades. He has entertained millions all over the world on six major television networks, including the Discovery network, Fox News in New York City, CTV and Global, and has performed on some of the world’s most beautiful stages, including in New York City, Las Vegas, Malaysia and Paris. A winner of six international awards (including the People’s Choice Award from the International Brotherhood of Magicians), Derek has wowed audiences all over the world. He is a multifaceted storyteller, also performing for corporate audiences, speaking to youth, and even writing theatrical productions from the ground up. Also an accomplished filmmaker, his films have screened at film festivals across North America. His performances often feature some of his work as a filmmaker as live moments are intertwined with his film creations. Derek also utilizes all of this experience when speaking to corporate audiences about teamwork and communication. Being a master story-teller, he has been praised as insightful and engaging.


Through 20 plus years of experience in the entertainment industry, Derek’s skills have been finely honed and he has the unique ability to perform everything from large-scale illusions and epic routines to more intimate close-up and pure sleight of hand.  Derek also has the unique ability of not only wildly entertain his audiences but also inspires them to embrace life and to live brighter, while leaving them with the knowledge that their life is a gift and they, themselves are valuable. It has been said about Derek, “Derek does not just perform magic, he IS magic”…and his optimism, zeal for life, and extreme skill leaves audiences energized, inspired and truly amazed.

Magic & Illusion

Derek Selinger’s extensive entertainment portfolio has made him the entertainer of choice for those seeking to create relevant, distinctive and engaging events. His diverse skills as a professional stage and screen entertainer – featured in Las Vegas, New York, Paris, Malaysia and more – enable him to stage large scale illusions as well as interact on a more personal level with the audience. Derek also uses his compelling, rare and entertaining ability to read minds: a major reason why corporate event coordinators continue to book him year after year for their corporate entertainment.


Derek has created a number of signature entertainment packages designed to fit every need: a dozen shareholders needing a well-deserved break at the AGM, a morale boosting office party or a convention of thousands of delegates. Small or large, your audience will enjoy an experience that shatters “standard”.


60 – 120 minutes

Pure sleight of hand, mind reading and the essence of the art of magic played out on a grand scale in a feature length theatrical performance.



45 – 60 minutes

This show is a mind reading and illusion experience that creates corporate audience connection. Be mystified, entertained, and engaged…



45 – 60 minutes

Through technology and screens, enjoy an intimate, up close encounter with Derek as he performs close-up magic with audience participation.



30 – 45 minutes

A school performance and talk. Marvel at his Ninja-like abilities with playing cards and be inspired by stories of personal near-death experiences.

“Mystery | Charm | Skill”
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“Dream It”
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Calgary Flames
Centre Ice Performance
“The Gift”
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Select Client List

“It wasn’t just the event of the year, it was the best event EVER!”

Paramount Resources

Acera Developments Inc.

Agricore United

Agrium Inc.

Alberta Motor Association

AML Mechanical

ARC Financial Corp.

Association of Insurance Brokers of Alberta


Blakes Cassels & Graydon

Banzai! Communications – New York City

Brookfield Properties Corporation

Canadian Association of Police Boards

Calgary Airport Authority

Calgary Police Service

Cantrav Services

Casino Regina

CEO TV on Global

Chevron Canada Ltd.

City of Langley, BC

CityTV – Breakfast Television

ConocoPhillips Canada

CTV Television Inc.

Delta Hotels

Discovery Communications Inc.

Dreams Take Flight

Ducks Unlimited Inc.

Easter Seals

Enbridge Inc.


Easter Seals

Enbridge Inc.

Fluor Corporation

French National TV Station TV 5

Friesians Publishing

Funeral Directors of British Columbia

Genting Festival of Magic in Malaysia

Golder Associates Ltd.

Greyhound Canada Transportation Corp.


HAWC II Helicopter Unveiling

High River Honda

Holland America Line Inc.

Hudson’s Bay Company

Investment Planners Inc.

Jack Carter Chevrolet Cadillac

Mac’s Convenience Stores Inc.

Miller Thompson

Missing Children’s Society


Moose Jaw Cultural Centre

Newpark Drilling Fluids

North Caribou Air


Paramount Resources Ltd.

Peters & Co. Limited

PPI Solutions

PrimeWest Energy Trust

Remington Development Corp.

RK Heli Ski

Route Transportation & Logistics, Inc.

Royal LePage Real Estate Services

Rundle College

Ryan Energy


Saskatchewan Rough Riders

Schlumberger Ltd.

Seabourn Cruise Line


Seneca Energy Canada Ltd.

Spartan Controls

SWIFT Conference

The Calgary Stampede

The City of Calgary

The Pyjama Party – Jasper Park Lodge

The Riviera Hotel & Casino

TransCanada PipeLines Ltd.

Travel Alberta

Trinity Drilling

University of Regina

Venture Communications

Veritas Energy Services

Webber Academy

Westin Hotels and Resorts

White Hat Awards with Gord Gillies

WinSport Canada

Check availability or inquire about booking Derek for your next event!