Tracy Grant Lord is a leading Australasian set and costume designer of ballet, opera and theatre based in Auckland and working with major performance companies including Royal New Zealand Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet and the Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland Theatre Companies. Recent projects include Billy Elliot the Musical, the inaugural production at the recently opened ASB Waterfront Theatre in Auckland and Tracy’s North American design debut with The Barber of Seville for Seattle Opera in 2017.
Her work has been toured to critical success throughout the United Kingdom, China, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, in particular several productions for the Royal New Zealand Ballet including Liam Scarlett’s acclaimed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and both Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet which received an Olivier Award Nomination for Best New Dance Production in the UK.
Work with Opera Australia includes Falstaff and Rigoletto.
In 2018 Tracy designs sets and costumes for Twelfth Night for Queensland Theatre, A Doll’s House Part 2 for Melbourne Theatre Company, Mrs Warren’s Profession for Auckland Theatre Company and a new full-length ballet commission from Tulsa Ballet. Career highlights include two Helpmann Award Nominations for the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of In the Next Room and the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Tracy is a Winston Churchill Fellow, has a Bachelor of Spatial Design and her work has been shown at both the Prague Quadrennial and World Stage Design exhibitions.