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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 Bolshoi Ballet
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The nominations for 2006 were:
Bolshoi Ballet, Ballet Nacional de Cuba and Tango Por Dos

More information about each company is given below:
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Bolshoi Ballet
The Bolshoi Ballet made a huge impression on its first London visit in 1956, and it showed itself equally "bolshoi" (big) on its latest visit in 2006, when it brought to the Royal Opera House popular full-evening ballets including Swan Lake and Don Quixote (revealing young Natalia Osipova's Kitri), a new production of Cinderella and - probably the hit of the season - director Alexei Ratmansky's The Bright Stream, as well as a triple bill.

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Ballet Nacional de Cuba
The National Ballet of Cuba was created by Cuban born ballerina Alicia Alonso in 1948. The creation of the company was soon to be followed by the creation of a school, destined to become a world-leading ballet institution. Thanks to Alonso’s vision and directorship, the company has an international repertoire that encompasses 19th-century ballet masterworks as well as 20th- and 21st-century ones. Rigorous sense of style, informed by Alonso’s own interest in dance history, as well as rigorous Russian based training underscore the company’s acclaimed productions of the classics, as seen in the performance of Giselle presented at Sadler’s Wells in August 2005 and Don Quixote, presented at the same theatre one year later.
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Tango Por Dos
In 1988 Miguel Angel Zotto and his then partner, Milena Plebs founded Tango Por Dos and created their first show, A Homage to Gardel. Zotto remains Principal Dancer, Chief Choreographer and Artistic Director. The company’s first London season in 1993 with Perfumes de Tango was an instant success and their popularity in this country has remained undiminished ever since.
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Picture credits
Merce Cunningham Dance Company © Merce Cunningham Company,
Bolshoi Ballet © Damir Yusupov,
Ballet Nacional de Cuba © Stardust Theatre,
Tango Por Dos © Tango por Dos.

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