Miss Gracie Docter enjoyed dancing growing up, following in her older sisters’ footsteps. She became serious in her training at the age of 11, and was a founding student of SCBD focusing on classical ballet, pointe, jazz, and tap dancing.
Some of her training includes the School of Classical Ballet & Dance in Des Moines, IA, Ballet San Antonio Academy, workshop classes by members of Ballet Magnificot!, master tap classes taught by America’s first lady of tap, “Lady Di” Dianne Walker, Jay Fagan, and Lisa La Touche, from Broadway, and our home School of Classical Ballet & Dance in New Braunfels, TX.
Miss Gracie has been privileged to perform in several Nutcracker ballet’s growing up, making her debut at age five as a Gumdrop Fairy in the land of the sweets, and as a founding member of the SCBD Youth Company in Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”, an original ballet inspired by “The Tales of Beatrix Potter”, “ESTHER: For Such a Time as This” in which she played the leading role of Queen Esther, “HOPE”, and most recently “The Nutcracker” in which she played the one of the leading roles as the SCBD Snow Queen.
In addition to teaching at SCBD, Miss Gracie is a certified birth doula, and runs her own business, Guided By Grace, helping families welcome their babies into the world with peace, joy, & strength.
Miss Docter has been an assistant teacher for SCBD since 2010, began teaching classes of her own in 2016, and loves her baby ballerinas as if they were her own.