Tess Nelson is a third generation San Diegan and graduate of UCSD, with a major in biology and minor in English Literature. Currently she serves as the Communications director of city ballet chorus cityballetchorus.org which performs regularly with city Ballet of San diego.
AT st columba catholic church and school, tess Directs the contemporary choir as well as the student choir.. Stage production credits include city ballet productions of carmina Burana and mozart's requiem.,
Hunchback Chorus(Hunchback of Notre Dame-world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse -2014). Legend Zelda-Symphony of the Goddess(Civic 2017)
december 2019 finds her singing in the 'coro' for the san diego stop on andrea Bocelli's world tour.