Dance Journal NYC is an independent podcast, produced by professional dancer Katie Dorn. In each episode Katie interviews a dancer or performer who is living and working in New York City. The interviews are not just about dance and art, they are about what it takes to be a successful person, a resident, in this super energetic city that seems to be moving at an even more frenetic pace each year.

If you have been living in the city your entire life we hope that you find a sense of kinship and community in each interview. If you have never even set foot in NYC, we hope that each episode will provide insight, inspiration, and a deeper understanding of the possibilities and struggles that come with a career and life here.

Katie Dorn

Host and Producer

Katie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she earned a high school diploma and BFA in Contemporary Dance. In 2006 she completed her MFA from the Hollins University/American Dance Festival M.F.A. program. That same year, she received the Martha Hill Young Professional Award as an outstanding young performer. Since moving to NYC Katie has worked with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Gus Solomons Jr.,  Carlos Soto, and Robert Wilson & Philip Glass on the revival of the opera, “Einstein on the Beach.” She performed James Lee Byars’s “The Mile Long Paper Walk”- a solo that was re staged by Lucinda Childs for the Marron Atrium at the MoMA in NYC in August 2014. Katie has been dancing for Lucinda Childs since 2009 and has set her work on students at the University of Michigan, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Barnard College, and on the Lyon Opera Ballet.

Outside of the dance world, you can find Katie working on photography, kiteboarding, and skateboarding skills 🙂

Jesse Anders

Music and Mixing

Jesse is a musician with over 10 years of experience in sound design and mix engineering. If you have questions and or are interested in any elements of sound production for your podcast, you can contact him at Jesse@greenongreen.com


Studio Cat

Machine is 8 or so years old and lives with Katie. She keeps laps and recording gear warm. Her favorite pastimes are napping, fitting into boxes, and asking for more food.