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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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Best Male Dancer
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Best Choreography (Classical)
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Best Choreography (Modern)
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Best Choreography (Musical Theatre)
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Best Foreign Dance Company
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Outstanding Female Artist (Classical)
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Outstanding Male Artist (Classical)
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Outstanding Female Artist (Modern)
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Outstanding Male Artist (Modern)
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Company Prize for Outstanding Repertoire (Classical)
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Company Prize for Outstanding Repertoire (Modern)
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The nominations are:
Mara Galeazzi, Agnes Oaks, Zenaida Yanowsky.
More information about each artist is given below:
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Mara Galeazzi
(Royal Ballet)

The past year has seen Mara's promotion from First Artist to Principal. She has performed in many productions and has shown great versatility and promise in her contrasting roles, changing from a classical technique, such as the ethereal, gossamer Fairy of Generosity in Sleeping Beauty, to the dramatic demands of Mary Vetsera in MacMillan's Mayerling and physicality of the central female character in his Docklands ballet. The Judas Tree.

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Agnes Oaks
(English National Ballet)

Perfectly proportioned with long legs and arms, Agnes dances with a pure, classical technique, in roles such as Odette and the Sugar Plum Fairy. But in one new work this past year, she appeared with gelled hair and the briefest of skirts. In McGregor's 2 Human, for English National Ballet, Agnes, partnered by her husband Thomas Edur, relished her new found freedoms and the ability to show another side to her talents.
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Zenaida Yanowsky
(Royal Ballet)

This tall, French-born ballerina was trained in Spain and joined Paris Opera Ballet in 1991. After winning several awards at international ballet competitions, she became a member of the Royal Ballet in 1994, where her performances demonstrate purity of line and strong technical ability in her classical roles. This past year, she has shown herself a character actress making a compelling Carabosse in Markarova's The Sleeping Beauty, an authoritative Empress Elizabeth in Mayerling, and a sinister pianist in Flindt's The Lesson , with Johan Kobborg this summer at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
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Picture credits
Alina Cojocaru © Bill Cooper,
Mara Galeazzi © Bill Cooper,
Agnes Oaks © Anthony Crickmay,
Zenaida Yanowsky © Bill Cooper.

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