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UK Woman Who Thought Chronic Illness Had Ruined Her Dreams Of Doing Ballet Now Teaches Dance From Her Wheelchair

Monday 28 October 2019


From UK news outlet


Kate Stanforth
Kate says the world of dance needs to
become much more accessible.
(Picture: Hannah Todd Photography)

Woman who thought chronic illness had ruined her dreams of doing ballet now teaches dance from her wheelchair

By Laura Abernethy
Sunday 27 Oct 2019
© 2019 Associated Newspapers Limited.

Ever since she was eight years old, Kate Stanforth wanted to be a professional ballet dancer.

She would train for hours before school, after school and at weekends. Dance was a huge part of her life.

But one morning, when she was 14, she woke up and felt so unwell, she could barely move.

Kate quickly deteriorated and was eventually diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome.

Eventually, Kate started to use a wheelchair and she thought she would have to leave the world of dancing behind.

But now, age 25, Kate has built up the strength and is now teaching ballet from her wheelchair.


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