10/01/2014 11:35 am ET Updated Oct 01, 2014

How Social Media Helped This Ballet Dancer Return To The Stage (WATCH)

When Kathryn Morgan, a soloist in the New York City Ballet, was diagnosed with a thyroid condition in 2010, she was forced to leave the dance world for several years while she recovered. Now returning to the stage, Morgan says that her fans online played an important role in her recovery.

Morgan -- who has large followings on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube -- joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressey-Tehrani to discuss how her online social networks helped her through the difficult time.

"[My social network] has been absolutely therapeutic for me," she said. "It's turned into a huge, huge deal that I didn't foresee. It may help other dancers, while it's also an outlet for me to feel like I'm a dancer again."

Watch the clip above to hear more from Morgan, and check out the full segment on HuffPost Live.