She made her debut in september 1982, on the Făgăraş Stadium, with Cenaclul Flacăra with a song called “Şi-am să-mi fac o doină”(And shall I make my doina). Stepa remained an active member of Cenaclul Flacăra until 1985 when Cenaclul has been forbidden by the comuniste regime. From 1992 to 1996 was a member of Cenaclul “Totuşi Iubirea” and she performed in over 2000 shows reaching up to 50000 spectators in an aniversary concert in Galaţi, Romania.
After 1985 when also she and the Cenaclul Flacăra have been forbidden, she worked for 11 years in the Mine from Lupeni and then as a book techno-writer in Bucharest.
From 1996 until her death she performed over 1000 shows in the most big cities in Romania, Italy, Germany, France, Republic of Moldova and Bulgaria. She was yearly invited to the big folk fests in Romania (like Om Bun, Folk You, Sighişoara FolkFest, Bistriţa, Piatra Neamţ, Galaţi, etc.).
She composed her own lyrics but she also used other poets’ lyrics from the Romanian and worldwide literature like Federico Garcia Lorca, Esenin, Adrian Păunescu, Lucian Blaga, etc. She sang by herself and then along with Magda Puşkaş they formed the Partaj band.
Her last performance has been within Folk You festival in Vama Veche on 31st July 2009.
She died on August 7th 2009 in Bucharest suffering from Neoplasm.