Get to know Josie
2nd season as a Lady Spur
How many years have you danced for a studio or with a team (combined years)? Probably around 10 years off and on. When I was younger I did both competitive soccer and dance so I was always shifting between the two. I forget how long I’ve actually been dancing.
Right now I’m working a couple of jobs but my favorite ones are teaching dance at The Spot Studio and being an assistant coach for the Platinum Dancers at Idaho Arts Charter School. I hope after I graduate, I’m able to snag a fun job that’s focused around my major, Anthropology.
Dream travel destination? Anywhere warm and not Idaho !
My go to meal on game day is whatever I can manage to eat during all the busyness, washed down with a couple energy drinks or coffee to keep me alive.
Ideal first date? I’m a big fan of quality time, so anything that’s fun and playful and most importantly, limits the amount of awkward interactions.
When you’re not dancing, where can we find you? Work, coaching, school, or driving to get coffee. Or, if it’s summer, outside 24/7.
This Or That
Sweet or Savory? Sweet
Dogs or Cats? Cats
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Gold or Silver? Silver
Three Fun Facts
I’m half Lao. I used to play cello, violin, and trombone when I was younger. Planning to summit Mount Borah soon!
What is your advice for aspiring dancers?
Working hard is good. It’s needed, and it’s valued. But it’s more important to have a passion for what you do. Do something because it makes you happy. Dance because it’s what you love to do, and always remember to give yourself so much more credit for the ways you have grown and continue to grow.