FoolProof Studio was created by Lee Kobus more than ten years ago, adorning the community of dancers with her work. She has been humbled by the process of crafting pieces with her experience from a lifetime of being curious about objects and lifeforms on our planet.
Lee Kobus began her creative life in childhood by exploring the woods behind her family house looking for bones. She would create collages and dioramas which would influence her work to this day. Studying glass, photography and jewelry/metal arts at Kent State University gave her the skills necessary to find employment in the Bay Area.
Thanks to the interests of Heather Stants, it was at this vibrant intersection of arts and industry where she was introduced to the underground belly dance scene in 1999.
Lee became a company member of Jill Parker's UltraGypsy Dance Theatre, where the process of creating tribal belly dance costumes led her to find a new passion for hand crafted wearable art. Around 2006, as tribal fusion grew into the world wide movement we know it today, some of the most influential and recognizable performers in our dance community began wearing FoolProof Studio's .:Intentional Adornment:. as they migrated to share their art around the globe.
Lee Kobus is a returning instructor for Culmination, part of Rachel Brice's 8 Elements dance program at Datura and is enthusiastic to debut her creative process classes this year at Tribal Revolution.
"I've been deeply honored to work with and be sought out, by women who support this tradition of Craft."