Nations Wilkes-Davis was born in Wurzburg, Germany but has resided in Columbia, South Carolina for the past eight years where he has trained exclusively with Radenko Pavlovich. In 2013, at the age of 14, Nations had the honor of receiving Second Place in the Student Division of the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition (VKIBC), NYC. The next year he placed in the top six of the Youth American Grand Prix Male Senior Division in Atlanta, Georgia. In spring 2015 Nations traveled back to NYC where he won the Gold Medal for the Junior Division 2015 VKIBC and then went on to the 2015 World Ballet Competition in florida where he was awarded the Bronze Medal in the Pre-Preofessional Category. Nations’ repertory includes the Wizard in Oz, Little John in Robin Hood, Marzipan, the Nutcracker Prince, and Cavalier in The Nutcracker, Aladdin, and Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake. Nations is happy to be back performing with Columbia Classical Ballet for his fifth season.