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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 Amy Hollingsworth
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The nominations:
Amy Hollingsworth, Tanya Richam-Odoi, Jenny Tattersall
More information about each artist is given below:
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Amy Hollingsworth
Rambert Dance Company

Amy Hollingsworth was born in Australia and trained at the Australian Ballet School. She danced with the Royal New Zealand Ballet and with the company led by Peter Schaufuss before joining Rambert Dance Company in 2000. In her four years with the company she has proved herself a versatile and forceful dancer, qualities Rafael Bonachela showcased when he choreographed Irony of Fate, an exhausting solo dance for Hollingsworth and a lone violinist. She has choreographed two works for Rambert's workshop seasons and was rehearsal director to Kylie Minogue for her Fever world tour. She recently worked on Muse, a dance film by Bonachela.

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Tanya Richam-Odoi
(Phoenix Dance Theatre)

Fleet, flexible and fluid are the adjectives that sum up the dancing of Tanya Richam-Odoi.  A member of Phoenix Dance Theatre since 2003, she has made her mark in works such as Signal by Henri Oguike and Maresa von Stockertís Polystyrene Dreams evidencing light footwork, easy balances and powerful energetic moves. But it was her searing performance as the rape victim in Planted Seeds which highlighted her exceptional dramatic talent. In this work, set during the Balkan war, she convincingly conveyed throughout her body and her dancing the fears, hatred, anger and revulsion of a captured woman. 
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Jenny Tattersall
(Walker Dance Park Music and others)

Trained at the Royal Ballet School, Jenny Tattersall joined the Royal Ballet in 1994. In 1999 she was given leave from the company to be involved in Shioban Daviesí 13 Different Keys. She has helped establish the ROH2 initiative, and has danced with Frankfurt Ballet under William Forsytheís direction. Since leaving the Royal Ballet, she has primarily been working with Fin Walker and Lisa Torun. Her fluid plasticity, as well as her stylistically eclectic technique, combined with a unique sense of movement and of dramatic introspection make her an ideal interpreter of Fin Walkerís psychological creations, as well as an ideal partner of Lee Clayden.
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Picture credits
Joanne Fong © Sheila Rock,
Amy Hollingsworth © Merlin Hendy,
Tanya Richam-Odoi © Chris Nash,
Jenny Tattersall © Chris Nash.

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