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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:
Carlos Acosta, Jonathan Ollivier, William Trevitt.
More information about each dancer is given below:
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Carlos Acosta
(Royal Ballet)

Carlos Acosta is an international star with a huge popular appeal. His stage show Tocororo at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in 2003 gave the general public the opportunity to see this bravura dancer in his own choreography for the first time. Born in Havana and trained at the National Ballet School of Cuba he won the Grand Prix and Gold Medal at the Prix de Lausanne in 1990 which catapulted him to international fame. He has performed as a Principal dancer with English National Ballet, Houston Ballet and National Ballet of Cuba. He joined the Royal Ballet in 1998 and became a Principal Guest Artist in 2003. Possessed of an outstanding classical technique he has performed principal roles with the Royal Ballet during the last year including an outstanding Apollo.

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Jonathan Ollivier
(Northern Ballet Theatre)

Nominated for a National Dance Award last year in the Outstanding Young Male Artist (Classical) category, Jonathan Ollivier has had an outstanding year, creating Heathcliff in David Nixon’sWuthering Heights and Death in Birgit Scherzer’s Requiem. Born in Northampton, he completed his dance training at the Rambert Dance School before joining Cape Town City Ballet, becoming a Principal in 1999. Later the same year he joined NBT and has had many works created on him including Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire and Hyde in Jekyll and Hyde. Memorable as Dracula and in I Got Rhythm, Ollivier is a strong partner, fine actor and a dancer of extraordinary physical and emotional intensity.
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William Trevitt
(George Piper Dances)

With his friend and colleague Michael Nunn, the other half of the Ballet Boyz, Trevitt founded George Piper Dances in January 2001 and changed the face of classical dance in this country. Born in Cambridge he trained at the Royal Ballet School, joining the Royal Ballet in 1987 and being promoted to Principal dancer in 1994. His classical repertoire embraced all the leading roles and his many created roles included Bintley’s Tombeaux, Tetley’s Amores and Ashley Page’s Fearful Symmetries. In 1999 he co-filmed Ballet Boyz with Michael Nunn and later that year they left the company to join K Ballet in Japan..Most recently he has danced many created roles in the acclaimed Critics’ Choice, displaying outstanding quality and facility in a wide range of choreographic styles.
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Picture credits
Thomas Edur © Dee Conway,
Carlos Acosta © Bill Cooper,
Jonathan Ollivier © Brian Slater,
William Trevitt © Hugo Glendinning.

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