Josie Jo is an artist of many forms. As a little girl she was in ballet, tap, and jazz while living in New Jersey, then joined cheerleading when she moved to Florida. Dancing is a skill she still studies at various studios local She graduated with a BFA in Photography at the Miami International University of Art and Design in 2014, where she also learned how to paint. In 2020, she began working as a floral designer. But when it comes to circus arts, it's something Josie always dreamed of.
In 2015, she took her first aerial class with Angels Entertainment and never turned back. She expanded her training as an aerialist with many different schools/companies such as Rainbow Circus, Miami Circus Arts Center (LADD), and Acro Gravity Academy. As an aerialist, she now specializes in aerial hoop and straps. She has additional skills in duo straps, aerial silks, and the aerial lollipop.
In 2017, she traveled to Costa Rica to boost her aerial artistry at a retreat with Sweet Retreats by Kerri Kresinski at Airborne Arts, and to Colorado for an aerial hoop workshop with Elsie Smith, former Cirque du Soleil artist, for the Annual Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Festival in 2019.
As she grew into the Miami flow community, she extended her skills and began learning to how to dance and eat fire. When it comes to fire, her skills include fire fans, palm torches, a fire umbrella, a contact staff, fire eating and fire breathing. Josie has trained with professionals such as, UK's Shade Flamewater, Fearless Fire Retreat's Thomas Santiago, Remy Connor, and the infamous Lior Littman.
Josie's love for circus has allowed her to begin Josie Jo Productions. She has worked professionally for the community, local events, bars/restaurants and venues all over South Florida, for holidays, birthdays, weddings, and showcases. She has been featured in Les Ailes Du Desir's Christmas Classics Holiday Showcase in 2021. She also, recently began a residency with a venue in St. Croix, USVI in December of 2023.
Josie's goals are to travel and expand her knowledge and experience with circus internationally. Her passion to entertain and inspire, will leave you with an unforgettable experience. She was born to share her infectious energy and talent with the world.
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