About Katie

Katie Dance is a photo editor at National Geographic Books and works independently as a visual storyteller, publisher, and curator in Washington, D.C. She serves as the Director for the DC Chapter of American Photographic Artists where she develops comprehensive photography programming for the DMV area. Dance holds a Master's Degree in New Media Photojournalism from George Washington University's Corcoran School of the Arts & Design.

In November 2021, Dance curated a photography exhibition and multimedia installation for the UMBRELLA Art Fair which was attended by 20,000 guests over three days. Since 2020, Dance has served as the spring semester guest photo editor + publisher for George Washington University BFA + MA photography programs. 

Dance has been a guest speaker, photo editor, publisher, contest reviewer, and judge for American Photographic Artists, George Washington University, Elizabeth Seaton High School, GWU NPPA chapter, 202FilmCollective, and many more. Her work has been published by PEOPLE Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, United States Department of State, WUSA9, Washington Business Journal, Virgin Atlantic InFlight Magazine, Military.com, Wounded Warrior Project, Yelp, and many more.



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