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Originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado, Ransom Wilkes-Davis started his professional training in 2009 with Columbia Classical Ballet. 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 has enjoyed dancing in the Genesis competition and being featured as the Viscount in La Bohème, Arabian Principal in The Nutcracker, Rothbart in Swan Lake, Arthur in Dracula, Lysander in Bruce Wells’ Midsummer Night’s Dream and Diaghilev in Timothy O’Donnell’s world premiere of Sacre.