Based in London, Grace has over four years of experience working in both cultural and UK government policy. She is currently Policy and Communications Manager at the Royal National Theatre. Before this, she worked on policy at the Cabinet Office while simultaneously achieving the V&A/RCA History of Design master's degree (Performance Pathway), and freelancing as Archivist and Researcher at the Royal Court Theatre. Grace has also worked at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Grace completed her undergraduate degree at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, studying Design for the Stage, and has worked as a freelance costume and set designer for companies such as Hackney Shed.
While studying at the V&A/RCA, she co-curated Queer They Are (2022), an exhibition highlighting queer female spaces in London over the past 100 years, and worked on a series of workshops, Making London Porcelain, for local sixth-form students that culminated in a public exhibition and talk focusing on how English porcelain was developed in 18th century Chelsea and Bow factories.
Top banner from left to right: Men in the Cities theatrical model made by Grace Santry; US theatrical model designed and made by Sally Jacobs; US theatrical model designed and made by Sally Jacobs; Royal Opera House theatrical model display, Victoria & Albert Museum Theatre and Performance Galleries; Her Naked Skin sketch by Grace Santry; Her Naked Skin theatrical model made by Grace Santry; Her Naked Skin Central School of Speech and Drama 2018 designed by Grace Santry.