The Pilates method was not originally designed for large
classes that you find all too often today. Therefore, I
offer only individual training and instruction in very small
groups. In doing so, I can thoroughly cater to your needs. I
would like to accompany you in achieving your personal aims.
It is important to me to let you become aware of how Pilates
affects your body, so you can integrate Pilates into your
everyday life and your activities.
Pilates is not a sport,
it is a lifestyle.
Jean-Claude Nelson was born in Munich. At the age of 8, he
started studying classical and modern ballet at the Munich
Academy of Music. After 10 years, he graduated with a
diploma and was immediately engaged by the Bavarian State
Ballet. Soon he moved abroad and danced as a soloist with
the London City Ballet, the Ballet of Monte Carlo and the
Ballet of the Opera of Lyon.
After intense international tours through Europe, Asia,
North and South America, Jean-Claude suffered a serious knee
injury that forced him to interrupt his career. In this
difficult period of life he learned the Pilates method.
He was so enthusiastic about the positive results of the
training that he decided to put all his energy into a
two-year study of the authentic Pilates method. He began his
training in The Hague with Marjorie Oron and worked with
Romana Krysanowska ,Sari Meija Santo, Sabina Formichella,
Philippe Taupin, Jane Poerwoatmodjo and Henry Rushing among
others. He received his diploma in 2006 from the
internationally renowned master teacher Romana Krysanowska (True
Pilates New York, Romanaʻs Pilates).
Jean-Claude returned to France in order to work as a
freelance artist and independent Pilates instructor. He also
taught Pilates in Monaco, Lyon, The Hague, Amsterdam,
London, New York and Paris. In order to deepen his
educational expertise, he trained further as a
state-certified dance teacher in France in 2010.
In 2012, he decided to return to his home city of Munich
to found the Bluebird Pilates studio.
On request, Jean-Claude teaches in English, German and