Tracy Grant Lord is a leading stage designer of ballet, opera and theatre, based in Auckland and working with all the major Australian and New Zealand performance companies. Her work has toured internationally to critical success and includes Liam Scarlett’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and both Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet for Royal New Zealand Ballet. The latter received an Olivier Award Nomination for Best New Dance Production in the UK.
Tracy is a Winston Churchill Fellow and has a Bachelor of Spatial Design degree, and her work has been shown at both the Prague Quadrennial and World Stage Design exhibitions. Career highlights include two Helpmann Award Nominations for Sydney Theatre Company’s production of In the Next Room, or the vibrator play and Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Recent projects include costume designs for Michael Parmenter’s dance opera OrphEus for The New Zealand Dance Company, The Barber of Seville for Seattle Opera and Billy Elliot the Musical, Auckland Theatre Company’s inaugural production at ASB Waterfront Theatre. In 2018, Tracy is designing A Doll’s House, Part 2 for Melbourne Theatre Company, Twelfth Night for Queensland Theatre and a new commission of Tchaikovsky for Tulsa Ballet.