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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 Male or Female Artist (Classical)
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Outstanding Male or Female 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 2005 winner is Thomas Lund
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The nominations for 2005 were:
Clifton Brown, Thomas Lund and Ivan Putrov

More information about each dancer is given below:
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Clifton Brown
(Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre)

American dancer Clifton Brown trained at Ballet Arizona, New School for the Arts and The Ailey School, where he was a student in the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance. A recipient of a Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship, a Donna Wood Foundation Award and a National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Level 1 ARTS award, he joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in 1999. His lyricism and athleticism embody all that the Ailey company stands for, and won him unanimous acclaim during the Ailey companyís season at Sadlerís Wells Theatre in September 2005.

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Thomas Lund
(Royal Danish Ballet)

Thomas Lund is an outstanding interpreter of the Bournonvilleís works, as he showed when he recently headed a score of principals and soloists from the Royal Danish Ballet appearing at Sadlerís Wells. His impeccable style was to the fore in the Flower Festival at Genzano pas de deux and in the " divertissement" from La Sylphide; he possesses the buoyancy and the absolute precision that are essential for performing Bournonville. As both dancer and artistic director for the London visit, he was also responsible for the intelligently composed programme. Later in the year at the National Film Theatre, he could be admired as one of the demonstrators  in the recently released DVD of Auguste Bournonvilleís daily classes as codified by Hans Beck.
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Ivan Putrov
(The Royal Ballet)

Kiev-born and trained Ivan Putrov had already performed important roles and won prestigious international prizes when he joined the Royal Ballet School for a year in 1997. His virtuosity made a strong impression as early as the School performances in 1998, the year he joined the company. He was made a Principal in 2002, since when he has danced a wide range of roles with success. His notable lightness and elegant style were recognised when he received the award as Outstanding Young Male Dancer in 2002. From then onwards he has made remarkable progress as a partner and interpreter, so his future looks very bright.
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Picture credits
Jonathan Cope © Bill Cooper,
Clifton Brown © Andrew Eccles,
Thomas Lund © Martin Mydtskov Ronne,
Ivan Putrov © Bill Cooper.

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