ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
GRAZIA “GRACE” ADRIANI NCMG
Grazia “Grace” Adriani is a Nationally Certified Master Groomer with NDGAA, and a certified groomer with IPG. She graduated from Merryfield School of Pet Grooming in 2015 where she also taught as an instructor for several years. She is a CFMG and graduated from the National Cat Groomers Institute in 2014.
Grace apprenticed under the renowned Irina “Pina” Pinkusevich and Michael Lamb. Wanting to learn more, she worked with Teraz Kennels polishing her skills and expertise on hand stripping, specifically Lakeland Terriers. Once she experienced dog shows, she was hooked. She has shown and finished several dogs, including her very own champions CH Teraz Bringing Sexy Back (Justin) and CH Teraz Gotta Have It (Velociraptor). She currently breeds Kerry Blue Terriers and Lakeland Terriers.
Grace enjoys competitive grooming and is an active Open Level competitor. She has won multiple placements, including Best Groomed Dog, Best All Around Groomer, and multiple Best in Show wins with her Lakeland Terriers Dunkin, Deuce, and Oscar. In 2019 and 2020 she was nominated for Barkleigh Honors Up and Coming Groomer/Competitor of the Year and won the title in 2020. Grace was also part of the Zolitta team that won the Groom Bowl Amateur Championship at Atlanta Pet Fair in 2021 and was awarded with the 2021 Peggy Harris Kindness Award at the Fun In The Sun Grooming Show.
In 2022, Grace was ranked #4 groomer in the National General Ranking and has been ranked #1 in the Handstripping specialty in 2022 and 2023. She is a member of GroomTeam USA and is also a member of GroomTeam USA’s Travel Team that will be representing the USA at the World Team Grooming Competition in Belgium in September 2024. Grace is also a member of the Artero Professional Grooming Team since 2022.
Currently, Grace owns a well respected salon in Miami Beach, the Miami Beach Pet Spa. When she is not traveling for grooming competitions that is where she grooms, teaches and mentors. She is owned by her Standard Poodle Penelope, her Kerry Blue Terrier Kona, and her Lakie Velociraptor.