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De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement
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Richard Sherrington Award for Best Female Dancer
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Dancing Times Award for Best Male Dancer
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Best Choreography (Classical)
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Best Choreography (Modern)
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Patron's Award
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PMB Presentations Award for Best Foreign Dance Company
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Outstanding Female Performance (Modern)
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Outstanding Male Performance (Modern)
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Outstanding Female Performance (Classical)
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Outstanding Male Performance (Classical)
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Dance Europe Award for Outstanding Company
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The 2009 winner is Wayne McGregor
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The nominations for 2009 were:
David Dawson, Wayne McGregor and Liam Scarlett

More information about each choreographer is given below:
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David Dawson for Faun(E)
(English National Ballet)

London-born David Dawson is a British choreographer in demand by dance companies around the world. A former dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Dutch National Ballet and Ballett Frankfurt, he became resident choreographer of Dutch National Ballet in 2005. "Faun(e)" was commissioned by Wayne Eagling for English National Ballet’s homage to Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in 2009. A reworking of Nijinsky’s "L’Apres-midi d’un faune" as a duet for two men, its fluid, sensual movement is as evocative and elusive as Debussy’s music.

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Wayne McGregor for Infra
(The Royal Ballet)

Wayne McGregor, who made his name as a contemporary choreographer with his own troupe Random, became resident choreographer of the Royal Ballet following the triumphant premiere of his "Chroma" (2006) for Covent Garden. In November 2008, he unveiled his first major commission as resident choreographer. "Infra", which featured Julian Opie’s giant LED screen of walking figures and a new score by the German composer Max Richter, showed McGregor taking his choreography, played out in his “landscape of miniatures”, to new heights.
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Liam Scarlett for Consolations And Liebestraum
(The Royal Ballet, Linbury Theatre)

Scarlett was the youngest choreographic nominee in the history of the Awards when he was recognised for his ballet "Of Mozart" last year. A member of the Royal Ballet, he has created works for the Royal Ballet School and Company. He is nominated this year for "Consolations and Liebestraum" (New Works at the Linbury) featuring members of the Royal Ballet. The revival of his "Hinterland" for Ballet Black also attracted much praise. Scarlett is a young choreographer with a distinctive voice.
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Picture credits
Christopher Hampson © Bill Cooper,
David Dawson © Costin Radu,
Wayne McGregor © Nick Mead,
Liam Scarlett © Ryoichi Hirano.

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