Mary Helen Bowers is a professional ballerina and the founder and CEO of Ballet Beautiful. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Mary Helen moved to New York City at age 15 to study at the School of American Ballet. She was invited to join the New York City Ballet the following year and danced 10 years with the company at Lincoln Center and on stages across the world.After retiring from NYCB Mary Helen earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Columbia University. She launched Ballet Beautiful, a fitness and wellness program inspired by the grace and athleticism of ballet, in 2008. As a tech-savvy entrepreneur, Mary Helen developed one of the world’s first online fitness studios. Today Ballet Beautiful has a global membership with a high profile following and impressive celebrity clientele. Ballet Beautiful and Mary Helen have been featured on CNN, ABC, the Today Show, the New York Times, Elle, Vogue, Women’s Health, Harper’s Bazaar and the Wall Street Journal.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Mary Helen Bowers and other top speakers and celebrities.