Nations Wilkes-Davis

Columbia, South Carolina

Joined Boston Ballet in 2018


Nations Wilkes-Davis studied exclusively under Radenko Pavlovich, artistic director of Columbia Classical Ballet, for several years. He also trained at Kelly/Creek Dance Studio and Pavlovich Ballet School/Columbia Classical Ballet. In 2017, Wilkes-Davis joined Boston Ballet School’s Pre-Professional Program and served as an exchange guest apprentice with the Dresden Semperoper Ballett.

Wilkes-Davis received second place in the Student Division of the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition (VKIBC, 2013), and won the gold medal for the junior division of VKIBC 2015. He also placed in the top six of the Youth America Grand Prix male senior division in Atlanta, Georgia (2013), and was awarded the bronze medal in the pre-professional category at the 2015 World Ballet Competition in Florida.

His repertoire includes: Simone Cuttino’s The Wizard of Oz (The Wizard); Tamás Krizsa’s Resonance; Harald Lander’s Études; Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet (Paris); Rick McCullough’s Celebration in Requiem; Mikko Nissinen’s Raymonda (Jean de Brienne); Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried and Pas de Trois); and Radenko Pavlovich’s The Nutcracker (Cavalier, Nutcracker Prince, Snow King, Arabian, Russian, Marzipan).

Wilkes-Davis joined Boston Ballet in 2018 as a member of Boston Ballet II.