Josie graduated York University, Toronto, 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 1994, 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.
December of 2002 was Josie's life-changing gift from God, the birth of her beautiful daughter Mia who became the reason for Josie to continue sharing the gift of dance in a new way.
Josie is fulfilling her dream of "Teaching the World to Dance ~ One Step at a Time."