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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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Dancing Times Award for 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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Patron's Award
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Best Foreign Dance Company
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Emerging Male or Female Artist (Classical)
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Emerging 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 2006 winner is the
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

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The nominations for 2006 were:
Birmingham Royal Ballet, Scottish Ballet and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

More information about each company is given below:
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Birmingham Royal Ballet
Although the company spends much time touring away from its Birmingham Hippodrome headquarters, Birmingham Royal Ballet succeeds in showing a wide range of adroitly chosen ballets, with full-evening works alternating with mixed bills. The 2005/06 season included The Sleeping Beauty, La Fille mal gardée, the ambitious Stravinsky Project programme of Apollo, Kim Brandstrup's new Pulcinella and The Firebird and works by MacMillan, Cranko, Twyla Tharp and director David Bintley.

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Scottish Ballet
The appointment of former Royal Ballet Principal dancer and choreographer Ashley Page as Artistic Director in 2002 marked the beginning of a new, successful chapter in the history of Scottish Ballet. Under Page's critically praised directorship, the company, originally called Western Theatre Ballet and created by Peter Darrell and Elisabeth West in 1957, has gone from strength to strength. Page has revised and expanded considerably the existing repertoire, in order to provide the company with classical, neo-classical, modern and postmodern dance works that exploit to the maximum the company's numerous talents and structure. During the 2005/06 season, the company toured successfully and presented Page’s much acclaimed new version of the classic Cinderella.
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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, familiarly called the Trocks, have become a worldwide institution since their inception in 1974. Their irresistible blend of humour and technical precision, as well as their concern for the choreographic text, have won them love and respect. The skilfully engineered falls and "mistakes" would be nothing without their extraordinary technical prowess in works such as Les Sylphides and Raymonda's Wedding, their male "ballerinas" often being more convincing than their female counterparts elsewhere.
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Picture credits
English National Ballet © Robbie Jack,
Birmingham Royal Ballet © Bill Cooper,
Scottish Ballet © Bill Cooper (as supplied),
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo © Sascha Vaughn.

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