Medina Maitreya fell in love with costume design at a very young age. Raised in the teeming jungles of the Hawaiian Islands, she began dressing her dolls in flower petals, leaves and moss. She’s been a professional makeup artist (with a diploma from The Makeup Designory in Special Effects and Creature Creation), a successful hairstylist, and after spending time in the design program at FIDM, enjoyed a three-year stint designing for Lucent Dossier Vaudeville Cirque, creating countless costumes for their touring shows.

After a relocation to the bay area, she furthered her fashion design education at CCSF. She’s costumed a myriad of world-renowned dancers and performers, including Ariellah, Kami Liddle, Zoe Jakes, The Belly Dance Super Stars, Colleena Shakti, Jill Parker, March Fourth Marching Band, and many more.

She currently resides in a seaside castle with her husband and two cats where she creates her one-of-a-kind costumes and works towards her Masters Degree in Art History.