Kathryn Morgan teaches RAFA students. Photo by Travis Kelley, courtesy of Morgan

Kathryn Morgan's inspiring, unconventional journey in ballet is entering a new chapter as she becomes the main ballet teacher of the Trainee Program at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas. Morgan, 27, was a New York City Ballet soloist until an autoimmune illness in 2012 forced her to refocus her love of ballet in different directions. She has since carved a new path for herself with a YouTube channel, online teaching, private coaching, an advice column in Dance Spirit magazine and other dance-related projects.

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