Our Instructors

Dorian Webb came to our workshop as a guest in 2018 to design a headdress to wear with the gown she was wearing for a gala for the MOAD museum. The stunning headdress she designed (which she is modeling in the photo) was an instant sensation, posted all over the local social media and on the cover of a magazine. Dorian’s strong design aesthetic (enhanced by background in architectural studies in Italy) is, no doubt, why she is such a successful jewelry designer. Her jewelry has been sold at stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks, Barney’s and Nordstrom.

Suzanne Gallo defies gravity - literally. Initially trained as a ballerina, she became an aerialist dancing in the sky. Now she is dance instructor and director of youth programs at Bandaloop. Suzanne is fluent in French and conversational in Spanish.

Jacqui Love Marshall is a retired HR executive with the Knight Ridder newspaper chain.
Although her professional career required that she be highly analytical, she is extremely creative in her personal life. She certainly has the eye to be an interior designer or museum curator.
She enjoys painting and collage and making floral headdress for the various social events she attends with The Links, AKA, and her gourmet dinner club.

Sophie Leininger is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and wardrobe stylist. Her work uses empowered symbols and dreamlike textures to create psychedelic, feminine, and playful art objects.

Sophie has done costume design projects for local organizations and for Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The headdresses she designs are parade-worthy and popular with people going to Burning Man, Gay Pride and music festivals.

Nedra Williams of Conjure Collage is an collage artist in the tradition of Romare Bearden. She is a practicing Olokum preistess, and can assist you in creating a headdress or crown for your favorite Orisha god or goddess.