Step Afrika!

by Editorial

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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.

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