Born in Munich, Jean-Claude Nelson entered the Academy of Music at the age of 7 to study classical and modern ballet. After receiving his state diploma, he was directly engaged by the Bavarian State Ballet and soon after moved abroad to dance as a soloist with the London City Ballet, the Ballet of Monte Carlo and the Ballet of the Opera of Lyon.
After intense international touring, Jean-Claude suffered a serious knee injury that forced him to interrupt his career. In this difficult period of life he started to study the Authentic Pilates Method.
He began his training in The Hague with Marjorie Oron and worked with Romana Krysanowski, Sari Meija Santo among many others. He received his diploma in 2006 from the internationally renowned master teacher Romana Krysanowska (True Pilates New York, Romanaʻs Pilates).
In 2012, he decided to return to his home city of Munich to found the Bluebird Pilates Studio.
Jean-Claude has produced a series of Pilates videos that brought him worldwide recognition.
He is giving workshops through Europe, Asia, North and South America.