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]