Grier is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, where she discovered her love of costume design as a young child, creating ice skating costumes and dresses made from leaves. She received her BFA from The University of North Carolina in painting and drawing. Upon graduation, Grier moved to New York city to attend the Professional Intern Program at The Juilliard School. She then worked professionally as a designer for six years before pursuing her MFA in Design at the Yale School of Drama.
Yale credits include J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, Shakespeare’s King John, and Bird Fire Fly by Mary Laws as part of the Carlotta Festival of New Plays.
She is the recipient of a Schubert Scholarship, the Zelma Weisfeld Scholarship for Costume Design, Donald and Zorka Oenslager Scholarship for Stage Design, and the Wes Egan Award. Grier is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.