ARTS FIFTH AVENUE
1628 5TH AVENUE
FORT WORTH, TX
ACTOR, MUSICIAN & VOLUNTEER
Grainger, a Fort Worth native, began his show business career as a clown with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and hasn’t held a so-called “regular job” ever since. As a clown and variety artist, he has worked in Japan and Mexico, as well as throughout the USA. He has appeared in Hollywood films such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and, for ten years, managed, produced, wrote, and performed in Salado, TX, at the Salado Silver Spur Theater, which he co-founded. He has been back in Cowtown for about six years now, where he enjoys participating in Hip Pocket Theatre productions, and loves his work as a medical clown at Cook Children’s hospital as Dr. Quack.
MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS
Teresa is an Arlington native with a heart in Fort Worth. A graduate of Texas Wesleyan University, Teresa studied Communications in Radio/TV with a minor in Art but chose to focus on her creative side with her love for digital media. She is the face behind A5A's social media, website, Tommy Tune Tuesdays and Walk-by Galleries. While she has only been with A5A since November 2020, she is enjoying every aspect of what A5A has to offer and is eager to open back up!
TECH & VOLUNTEER
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Erica grew up in Arlington and has been a Fort Worth resident for 20 years. She worked with A5A multiple times over the last decade and has recently returned as an Accounting Specialist. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington with over 25 years of corporate accounting experience. Erica is licensed as a Certified Public Bookkeeper and Notary Republic. She has a daughter who is in her Senior year of High School at Arlington Heights. Her favorite thing about A5A is all of the amazing people she has met along the way.
Cassie is currently pursuing her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre with a minor in Business at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. Graduating in May, Cassie is pursuing a generalist degree in Theatre but her specialties lie in props, makeup, art and acting. She is currently working as the Artistic Intern at Arts Fifth Avenue and one of the curators for the Tommy Tune Collection.
FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Gracey is one of only a handful of internationally recognized women exhibiting extraordinary talent in the field of tap dancing. Her artistic value to the community includes directing, choreographing, event planning, teaching and producing. Jubilee Theatre, Hip Pocket Theatre, Imagination Celebration, Red Cross, Multiple Sclerosis Society , Main Street Fort Worth, Texas Wesleyan University, UNT, Brown University and most recently Fort Worth Sister Cities International have embraced her talents. She is the recipient of the Outstanding Woman in the Arts Award from the city of Fort Worth, inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame by Gov. Ann Richards and the recipient of the inaugural Texas Tap Legends Award by The Dance Council Inc. of North Texas. In 2015 she received the Life Time Achievement Award from the Live Theatre League of Tarrant County. She is a frequent guest artist at major events in the world of tap. She provided choreography for the productions of “Steppin’ Out” and “My One and Only” on Broadway; performed with and produced shows for tap legends Cholly Atkins, Savion Glover, Sarah Petronio, Ron Young and her internationally recognized brother, Tommy Tune; and continues to teach and perform at Arts Fifth Avenue.