Josephine Riggs, Dancer

Josephine began appearing with Jamila Lotus in 2008. 


Josa first studied belly dance in 2003 with Ellisha Tash, Domba! founder Heidi Alexander, Ava Fleming, and Haven Heffner.  Josephine’s dance background includes ballet, modern, jazz, and aerial arts.  She appeared onstage with the influential tribal bellydance group Domba! from 2004 to 2006.

She is currently dance captain and co-choreographer of internationally renowned Indian cinematic dance repertory Boom Boom Bollywood, now appearing under the name Portico (WA), and has performed with them across the US.  

Josephine also works as a tall ship sailor!