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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 Akram Khan
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The nominations for 2005 were:
Antonia Grove, Akram Khan and Jenny Tattersall

More information about each artist is given below:
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Antonia Grove
(freelance)

Antonia Grove danced with Rambert Dance Company between 1998 and 2003, working with many distinguished choreographers, including Christopher Bruce, Glen Tetley, Jirí Kylián and Javier de Frutos. Since leaving Rambert she has enjoyed a creative relationship with Walker Dance Park Music and won critical praise for her duet with Lee Clayden in Rafael Bonachela’s E2 7SD, which won The Place Prize in 2004. She was nominated in the Best Young Dancer (Modern) category for a Critics’ Circle National Dance Award in 2002. Currently she is working on a new project, PROBE, for the Place Theatre.

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Akram Khan
(Akram Khan Dance Company)

Born in London, Akram Khan studied at The Academy of Indian Dance, De Montford University and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. He has performed all around the world, including taking part in Ravi Shankar's The Jungle Book and Peter Brook's Mahabharata. In 1999 Khan won a Jerwood Foundation Choreographic Award. In August 2000 he created his own dance company as well as winning a place in the X-Group Choreographic Laboratory and winning both the Time Out Live and the Critics' Circle National Dance Award for Outstanding Newcomer (Modern).
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Jenny Tattersall
(freelance)

Jenny Tattersall danced with The Royal Ballet from 1994 to 2002 before deciding to pursue a career as an independent modern dancer. She has worked with Siobhan Davies, William Forsythe, Cathy Marston and Wayne McGregor, among many others, but is now best known for her exciting work with choreographer Fin Walker. Tattersall is an intelligent performer with intense powers of concentration and a superb technique. She has attained the distinction of being the only dancer to be nominated in both Classical and Modern categories for the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards.
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Picture credits
Henry Montes © Richard Dean,
Antonia Grove © Merlin Hendy,
Akram Khan © Amyand Tanveer,
Jenny Tattersall © Ravi Deprees.

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