Gracie is from Holland, Michigan, and began her ballet training at age five at Turning Pointe School of Dance, under the direction of Lara Bremer Faucher and Rick Faucher. She danced there until graduating high school early to train at Miami City Ballet School on scholarship. She has spent summers studying at Ballet West, Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, Boston Ballet Choreographic Intensive, Carolina Ballet, the American Academy of Dance in Paris, Joffrey Midwest, Joffrey Ballet Chicago and Grand Rapids Ballet School. In the spring of 2012, Gracie joined Grand Rapids Ballet, under the direction of Patricia Barker, where she performed works by George Balanchine, Kirk Peterson, Brian Enos, and Mario Radacovsky among others. Gracie then joined Ballet Next in the summer of 2014, where she performed works by Michele Wiles, Brian Reeder, and Peter Quanz. This is her first season with New Chamber Ballet.