2018-2019 Officer Board
Co-Presidents: Tomi Lawal '20 (oflawal@) and Toni Xu '20 (aexu@)
Artistic Director: Arielle Lawson '20 (ariellel@)
Vice President: Ally McGowen '21 (amcgowen@)
Assistant Artistic Director: Raya Ward '21 (rmward@)
Business Manager: Atarah McCoy '20 (amccoy@)
Social Chair: Lowell Hutchinson '21 (annlh@)
Publicity Chair: Zyanne Clay-Hubbard '21 (zifc@)
Gear Chair: Nyema Wesley '19 (nyema.wesley@)
HighSteppers is a co-ed step team from Princeton University. We were formed in 2003 by a group of students who wished to provide the Princeton University community with the performing arts group that it was lacking: a group that represented the art of stepping. The roots of stepping in the United States can be traced back to South African gumboot dancing, a powerful and influential art form that developed in the gold mines of South Africa during apartheid. Our step team incorporates stomps, claps, slaps and shouts to create a rhythmic expression of many types of beats.
Beginning with only a small group of interested students, HighSteppers has flourished over the years to become a very diverse collection of steppers representing all ages, races, ethnicities and genders.