Hoofer Awards

The annual Hoofer Award recognizes prominent tap artists as leaders in the community

for their unique contribution to the form and for inspiring future generations.


2010 - Acia Gray  Soloist, choreographer and master teacher, has toured extensively across the U.S. and abroad. She is co-founder of the Tapestry Dance Company with Deirdre Strand and currently serves as Executive/Artistic Director as well as the Artistic Director of The Soul to Sole Tap Festival in Austin Tx.  She has danced, choreographed and taught for numerous dance and academic organizations, and she has shared the stage with many of the greatest tap artists of the world. Ms. Gray was chosen to work with the late tap legends Charles ‘Honi’ Coles, and Jimmy Slyde and has been a featured dancer in several tap dance documentaries. Ms. Gray was inducted as a premiere member of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame and was nominated for a prestigious Alpert Award in the Arts as well as being a choreographer chosen for the NEA National College Choreography Initiative. Currently touring The Souls of Our Feet – A Celebration of American Tap Dance through the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces: Dance Initiative and was recently awarded the Third Coast Rhythm Project’s “Legacy Award” and honored as the “2008 Texas Tap Legend” by the Dallas Dance Council. Ms. Gray recently performed in Lynn Dally’s UCLA event Women In Tap, currently serves as the President of the International Tap Association, and is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Souls of Your Feet – A Tap Dance Guide for Rhythm Explorers.

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