Josie was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. She began dancing when she was 8 years old at Sandra Claren School of Irish dance, where she trained until she was 15. She started doing ballet at age 12 in Royal Dance Chile, a couple years later she auditioned for the Joffrey Ballet School NYC summer intensive and received a scholarship to their year round pre-professional program. She joined the program in January 2018 and is now in the middle of her third year with the school. She is constantly inspired by the kindness spread by Crafting for a cute Smiles for all and makes it her mission to put smiles on as many faces as possible.