"DANCE has always been the most exciting and fulfilling aspect of my life, and has allowed me to experience: positive energy, passion, challenges, competitive experiences, sensuality, self-expression, ecstasy, memorable travels, and a healthy & fit lifestyle. I would love to share this experience with others and offer others the opportunity to feel and be part of the amazing world of dance." Josie Neglia
Born in Toronto, Canada, Josie Neglia grew up amongst many Italian friends as a middle child of Sicilian parents. From a very young age, she studied ballet and jazz and later entered York University as a dance major where she had four years of extensive daily training in ballet and modern dance.
In 1989, Josie graduated with a Bachelors degree and entered the ballroom/Latin field as a teacher for a private studio where she trained daily and began teaching and competing as a professional in International Latin dance.
Entering a Toronto Latin club, for the first time in 1990, Josie fell in love with Salsa.
In 1993, she relocated to Los Angeles and single-handedly became a pioneer of the salsa video industry.
In 1996, JOSIE NEGLIA WAS THE FIRST IN LOS ANGELES TO PRODUCE L.A.STYLE SALSA INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS, and marketed then worldwide through her website LatinDance.com.
Due to her presence on the internet and through her instructional video series, Josie became one of the most sought-after instructors and performers worldwide. Josie is known for her easy-to-learn teaching methods and spectacular performance ability.
Being honored with an invitation to teach at the very first World Salsa Congress in Puerto Rico in 1997 (an honor being the only instructor from Los Angeles invited), and the first Salsa Festival in Japan in 1997, Josie quickly made a name for herself and is currently asked to do workshops in various cities across the Globe. Josie Neglia was also a feature dancer in the movie "DANCE WITH ME" with Vanessa Williams & Chayanne.
Josie's dynamic personality and passion for Latin dance has earned her many awards and prestigious invitations to judge and teach at various international Latin dance conventions. Miss Neglia's motto is to share the ecstasy of Latin dance, one step at a time!
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