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 is Underway for April and May 2017 Courses!
If you would like to receive our Fall 2017 brochure, please email your information to email@example.com or phone 713.666.9000
Currently on tour!
Encountering Southern Culture: A Journey to Oxford and Memphis
Thursday, April 6 - Sunday, April 9, 2017
Apri 6 and 13, Private Homes
April 19, Dress Rehearsal, Wortham Theater
Storms, Passion, and Power: The Tempest
Four Tuesdays: May 2, 9, 16 and 23
Private Home, Houston Ballet Center for Dance, and the Brown Theater, Wortham Center
Report Card: The First 100 Days
Monday, May 15, 6:00-7:30 P.M.
Covenant Church, 4949 Caroline, 77004
Save the Date for the Fall 2017 Study Tour!
House Party in Newport
Thursday, October 26 - Monday, October 30, 2017
Details to be announced in the Spring 2017 Brochure
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Fall 2017 course plans nearing completion! Watch for details.