A former professional dancer, Jim Nelson moved into professional nonprofit administration in 2000, when he became Houston Ballet's general manager, before being named executive director of the company in February 2012. A native of Portland, Oregon, Nelson received his professional dance training here at Houston Ballet Academy before joining the Cincinnati Ballet. He returned to Houston to dance under artistic director Ben Stevenson for 6 years before leaving to join Ballet de Santiago in Chile. After retiring from performance, Nelson received his BBA from the University of Houston. He was selected to attend the Stanford university Graduate School of Business Executive program for Non Profit Leaders in 2005-06, and is a graduate of Leadership Houston Class XXVI.
Registration for fall 2018 is ongoing. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card.
The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.
Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12.
Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course.
Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!
For additional information about any of our courses, to register offline, or to add your name to our mailing and/or email lists, please contact our adminstrator at registrar.houstonseminar.org or phone 713.666.9000.