Claudia Brownlee is a costume designer from the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. She was first introduced to costuming as a student at Duke Ellington School of Arts in Washington, DC. She holds an associate’s degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and a B.A. in Theater from the University of Maryland College Park. Claudia’s experiences in costuming spans a variety of genres. Before moving to St. Louis to work with COCA, she free-lanced as a costume designer and worked with theaters like Anacostia Playhouse, Studio Theater, The Washington National Opera, and WolfTrap Opera.