Best Casual Grace

Acia Gray

When rhythm tap master Acia Gray does her thing, it's clear that she's just doin' what comes naturally. We have no other explanation for her uncanny ease of movement, the effortlessness of her syncopation, and the unbridled joy she expresses in both feet and face. This co-founder of Tapestry Dance Company has the casual grace of the tap stars of old - Charles "Honi" Coles, the Nicholas Brothers, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson - and she appears as much at home in her dancing as those greats did. We've seen few artists who move as comfortably, as confidently, as naturally as Gray, or who radiate such jubilant fulfillment. She's as irresistible as they come. Long may she dance.

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