JosySemkiz was born in Angola, but grew up and studied in France. In 2011, she moved from France to England to further her studies. Dance has always played a huge part in Josy’s life and cultural upbringing. Josy’s dance background comes originally from Ndombolo and Dancehall which she has danced since her early teens. She was first introduced to Kizomba and Semba through Petchu, for her Petchu’s name embodies ‘knowledge, understanding, history of a nation and much much more’.