I only wish we had found Maia and Rhonda a long time ago. This is our new home and we couldn’t be happier about it. I have wanted to find true role models and mentors for my daughter and have found that with both Rhonda and Maia. They have put together an incredible program and the studio is absolutely beautiful. If you are looking for an artistic approach to dance with age appropriate choreography, strong training, and a warm and loving environment, you will find that at IDA.
Josie Walsh is THE INDUSTRY Dance Academy Director of Ballet as well as the Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet School in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City. Josie is also Artistic Director / Choreographer of BalletRED and the world wide Project Protégé. Josie has danced professionally with the Joffrey Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre and the Zurich Ballet in Switzerland where she began her choreographic career. Moving onto several freelance projects throughout Europe she returned to Los Angeles and integrated this vast background into the commercial as well as concert dance world. Josie was named 25 to watch by Dance Magazine, awarded the “Outstanding Choreography Award at the Youth American Grand Prix and honored with the endorsement from the Los Angeles Times as “Faces to Watch” for Dance. Known as the “Renegade” ballerina for her cutting edge hybrid style of edgy classical and contemporary ballet fusion, Josie is infamous for transcending boundaries and setting new trends.
Josie directs and choreographs for TV, film and stage. Commercial Credits include: Walt Disney “Tinkerbell”, A&E The Cleaner “Cinderella”, “YAHOO” national commercial, UTV international movie logo identity, STARZ “Torchwood”, MGM movie premiere “Bullet Proof Monk”, CBS “That’s Life”, Red Bull “Formula One”, LA Music Awards, Paul Mitchell Industrial, “Inappropriate Comedy” feature film, “Get Ur Ballet On” and “OMG she’s a REAL Ballerina” music videos for Jealous Angel, “Pilgrim” Rock Opera, Asia Entertainment, Queen Mary Live, Focus Fish Flying Circus, Project Angel Food.