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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 2004 winner is Jonathan Cope
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The nominations:
Carlos Acosta, Jonathan Cope, Johan Kobborg
More information about each dancer is given below:
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Carlos Acosta
(Royal Ballet)

Cuban born and trained Carlos Acosta first received international acclaim as the winner of the Grand Prix and Gold Medal at the Prix de Lausanne in 1990. In 1998 he joined the Royal Ballet and became Principal Guest Artist in 2003. His outstanding classical virtuosity is constantly matched by an intense dramatic approach to the characters he interprets, which range from classical to 20th-century ones, such as the Spirit of the Rose in Le Spectre de la Rose, the Faun in L’Aprés-midi d’un Faune and the Prodigal in George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son.

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Jonathan Cope
(Royal Ballet)

Jonathan Cope, a true danseur noble, showed his talents early, dancing Albrecht  - to Leanne Benjamin's Giselle - at the Royal Ballet School's annual performance in his graduation year. Since then he has proved his quality and range as dancer, partner and fine interpretative artist in a very wide range of works, both romantic and modern. Among his acclaimed interpretations are Crown Prince Rudolph in Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling and Escamillo in Mats Ek's Carmen, a role which highlighted his strong sense of humour.
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Johan Kobborg
(Royal Ballet)

Danish born and trained Johan Kobborg joined the Royal Ballet in 1999, having already acquired international repute as an outstanding exponent of the Bournonville style. Since then, he has shown and proved that his virtuosity and his praised interpretative skills suited disparate choreographic styles by giving masterly interpretations of roles as diverse as Albrecht in Giselle, Crown Prince Rudolph in Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling and one of the principal male dancers in Antony Tudor’s The Leaves are Fading.
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Picture credits
Thomas Edur © Dee Conway,
Carlos Acosta © Johan Persson,
Jonathan Cope © Bill Cooper,
Johan Kobborg © Bill Cooper.

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