Valerie Stephens a native Bostonian has both national and international performance and production credits. She is an award winning, performing artist with a passion for history. Valerie has received a 2019 Bro. Thomas Fellowship, 2019 Bridge Award in Arts, 2018 Boston City Council Resolution for creating the annual event PRINCESS DAY: Celebrating Little Girls of Color and her commitment to Nina Simone’s legacy,
2017 New England Foundation for the Arts Creative City, the 2016 Get Konnected! Boston Legends & Pioneers Award, the 2011 NAACP Image Award, the 2007 Urban Music Award in Blues and was a nominee for the 2011 Urban Music Award in Jazz as well as Citations of Appreciation from the Cities of Boston, New Bedford and Springfield.