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Mary Helen Bowers

Professional Ballerina, Founder of Ballet Beautiful®
Mary Helen Bowers


“I want every client to feel the power of grace, strength, and possibility.”
Mary Helen Bowers
Founder, Ballet Beautiful®
Mary Helen Bowers


Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Mary Helen trained at Manhattan’s prestigious School of American Ballet before being invited to join with the New York City Ballet at age 16. Mary Helen danced for a decade with NYCB at Lincoln Center and on stages around the world before completing her bachelor’s degree at Columbia University and founding Ballet Beautiful. At the heart of the Ballet Beautiful method is Mary Helen’s expertise; the exquisite grace, beauty and strength that are the essence of a ballerina’s form.

Mary Helen Bowers


As the worldwide leader in the explosive ballet fitness genre, Mary Helen and her Ballet Beautiful training have made the art of classical dance accessible as never before. Mary Helen seeks to share the artistry and athleticism of dance with others, with a fun and transformative workout that anyone can do. Today Ballet Beautiful has members and subscribers in over 100 countries around the globe using Ballet Beautiful's online Custom Workout Subscription, streaming videos and DVDs along with in person and online training.

Mary Helen personally trained Natalie Portman for her Award winning role in Black Swan. Ballet Beautiful's private client list includes an impressive roster of A List celebrities, Supermodels, Victoria's Secret Angels along with countless other professionals, students and fitness enthusiasts worldwide. In addition to her experience as a professional Ballerina and fitness trainer, Mary Helen is an entrepreneur, published author and mother of two. Ballet Beautiful is inspired by Mary Helen’s passion for the art of ballet and pursuit of living a healthy and empowered life. Mary Helen’s first book is available in 5 languages, wherever books are sold. Her most recent publication, Ballet For Life by Rizzoli Books features principle photography by Inez and Vinoodh. The book provides an in depth visual illustration of the Ballet Beautiful methodology and lifestyle.

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