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The dance troupe celebrates its 25th anniversary.
PRODUCTION/ CREATIVE DIRECTION: Kingsley Model + Talent Management
PHOTOGRAPHY: Drew Xeron | www.drewxeron.com | ASSISTED BY: Bruce Allen
LEAD STYLIST: Joy Kingsley-Ibeh | ASSISTED BY: Curtis Barnes and Dwayne Brice
HAIR STYLISTS: Charlene Brown (Key), Melanie Williams and Kennedi Norman
MAKEUP ARTISTS: Akura Robinson (Key), Lauretta McCoy and Michelle Brooks
MODELS: Step Afrika! Dancers
EDITORIAL DIRECTION: Catherine Trifiletti
Photographed at Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street, NW; tudorplace.org
Washington’s largest African American arts organization, Step Afrika! is celebrating its 25th anniversary and rich history asa one of the preeminent dance companies of its kind across the United States. Each year the company’s 14 full-time dancers tour more than 50 cities around the globe performing a combination of step, South African traditional dance, gumboot and more. Howard University-graduate C. Brian Williams founded the dance group in 1994 after returning from a life-chaning trip to South Africa. Visit www.stepafrika.org
From our June 2019 issue.