The 2006 winner is:
Ivor Guest, Dance historian and writer
This is a category where there are no public nominations.
Past award winners:
2005 - Monica Mason (The Royal Ballet)
2004 - Peter Wright (Birmingham Royal Ballet)
2003 - Val Bourne (Dance Umbrella)
2002 - Christopher Bruce (Rambert Dance Company)
2001 - Anthony Dowell (The Royal Ballet)
2000 - David Bintley (Birmingham Royal Ballet)
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