Akerly wins Phoenix Mayor’s Arts Award


Oct. 30, 2017

Julie Akerly, a 2010 Slippery Rock University graduate with a degree in dance, was among three winners of the 2017 Mayor's Arts Awards, presented by Phoenix (Arizona) Mayor Greg Stanton and the Phoenix Center for the Arts. 

The Mayor's Arts Awards serve to identify leaders in arts from five categories in the Phoenix area based on innovation, impact and integration. Akerly won the Dance Artist category. 

Akerly, a dancer and choreographer from Tempe, Arizona, cofounded an organization called [nueBOX] that helps artists develop new works.