Tracy Grant Lord

Costume and Set Designer

Tracy Grant Lord is a costume and set designer of ballet, opera and theatre, based in Auckland and working with the region’s major performance companies. Recently completed world premieres include Liam Scarlett’s Dangerous Liaisons for Queensland Ballet and Tchaikovsky: The Man Behind the Music for Ma Cong and Tulsa Ballet. Her upcoming work includes The Barber of Seville, a co-production with New Zealand Opera, Seattle Opera and Opera Queensland and designs for Thomas de Mallet Burgess’ The Turn of the Screw for New Zealand Opera, which premieres later this year. Other recent designs include A Dolls House Part 2 for Melbourne Theatre Company and Twelfth Night for Queensland Theatre. Her work has been toured throughout the United Kingdom, China and South-east Asia; these works include Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella for Scottish Ballet, Romeo and Juliet for Royal New Zealand Ballet, which received an Olivier Award nomination for Best New Dance Production in the UK, and Liam Scarlett’s A Midsummer Nights Dream for Queensland Ballet and the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Tracy has received Helpmann Award nominations for In the Next Room (Sydney Theatre Company) and The Importance of Being Earnest (Melbourne Theatre Company) and designed Billy Elliot the Musical (Auckland Theatre Company), the inaugural production at the ASB Waterfront Theatre. Tracy is a Winston Churchill Fellow, has a bachelor’s degree in Spatial Design and her work has been shown at both the Prague Quadrennial and World Stage Design exhibitions.