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Originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado, Ransom Wilkes-Davis began his dance education in Savannah, Georgia. In 2009, he started his professional training with Columbia Classical Ballet in South Carolina under the direction of Radenko Pavlovich. He danced with the Company for one season before he went on to study at The HARID Conservatory under Olivier Pardina, Victoria Schneider and Svetlana Osieyeva. Wilkes-Davis joined The Joffrey Ballet as a trainee in 2012, where he danced with the Company in Chicago, at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and on tour in more than 40 performances. In 2014, he joined Atlanta Ballet, where he enjoyed dancing for three seasons. His favorite pieces include Liam Scarlett’s Vespertine, Darrell Grand Moultrie’s Boiling Point, Yuri Possokov’s Classical Symphony and Jorden Morris’ Moulin Rouge® – The Ballet. He has been featured as The Prince in John McFall’s The Sleeping Beauty and Rat King, Mr. Petrov, Trepak, and Rose soloist in Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker.
Since joining Milwaukee Ballet, Wilkes-Davis danced as the Viscount in La Bohème, Arabian Principal in The Nutcracker and Rothbart in Swan Lake.