25 December 2013

Nine Month Pregnant Ballerina Documents Her Pregnancy In Graceful Photo Series

Ballerina Mary Helen Bowers, who is nine months pregnant, has been documenting her pregnancy and dancing skills through a series of graceful photos on Instagram.

Bowers has been dancing since she was 15, when she was accepted to the School of American Ballet in Manhattan on a full scholarship. She joined the New York City Ballet a year later, where she stayed for 10 years.

She conducts a fitness program called Ballet Beautiful at her SoHo studio that helps women achieve a graceful ballerina’s figure.

Amazingly, Bowers manages to execute splits and balance on pointe shoes on one leg throughout her pregnancy.

Check out her photos below.

[via Visual News and Twenty Two Words, images via Ballet Beautiful]