Grace Hoy was born and raised in Surrey until she joined the Arts Educational School, Tring Park at the age of eleven. Throughout her time at Tring Park Grace also trained and performed with the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain, dancing various principal roles including Alice in Wayne Sleep’s Wonderland- Scenes from Alice. Grace then joined the Royal Ballet Upper School where she danced the female soloist role in Natalie Weir’s Jabula during the school’s tour to Palermo, Sicily. Whilst there she also danced in productions with the Royal Ballet, with Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet being a particular highlight. After leaving school Grace joined Scottish Ballet and began her professional career in dance, and later joined the English National Ballet.
Upon leaving English National Ballet Grace turned her attention to musical theatre and joined the UK and International 50th Anniversary Tours of West Side Story, where she also acted as ballet mistress for the cast members. Grace was then cast in the arena tour of CATS where she danced the role of Etcetera.
In 2010 Grace then retrained as a dance teacher and is now a RAD Registered teacher having been awarded the Professional Dancer’s Teaching Diploma with Distinction, and also recently gained a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Dance Education.