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for the year 2007
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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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Patron's Award
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Best Foreign Dance Company
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Spotlight Award, Female Artist (Modern)
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Spotlight Award, Male Artist (Modern)
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Spotlight Award, Female Artist (Classical)
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Spotlight Award, Male Artist (Classical)
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Company Prize for Outstanding Repertoire (Modern)
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Company Prize for Outstanding Repertoire (Classical)
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The 2007 winner is Carol-Anne Millar
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The nominations for 2007 were:
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Yuhui Choe, Carol-Anne Millar and Venus Villa

More information about each artist is given below:
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Yuhui Choe
(The Royal Ballet)

Born in Japan to Korean parents, Yuhui Choe trained in Paris before joining the Royal Ballet in 2002 as a Prix de Lausanne apprentice. Last year she was promoted to First Artist and has been making her mark on a number of works, and had a role created on her in Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV. Last season she danced a particularly lovely Princess Florine, notable for her calmness and clarity of technique.

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Carol-Anne Millar
(Birmingham Royal Ballet)

Canadian-born Carol-Anne Millar was brought up in Scotland and trained at the Royal Ballet School. Since joining Birmingham Royal Ballet in 1997 (now a First Soloist), she has danced with success a wide range of roles, encompassing ballets by, among others, Ashton, MacMillan and several works by company director David Bintley. Last season she made a strong impression in the title-role of John Cranko's Pineapple Poll, which she portrayed impeccably.
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Venus Villa
(English National Ballet)

A petite dancer, Venus Villa possesses a big talent which exudes vitality and musicality. Born in Cuba, she came to London in 2005, first dancing with the Royal Ballet and then English National Ballet. Her Russian-Cuban training is evidenced in her dazzling and spirited technique, offering razor-sharp turns, lengthy balances, neat footwork and fluid épaulement. Her natural, bubbly personality colours both her dancing and acting, bringing her roles to life. Villa is now dancing with the Vienna State Opera.
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Picture credits
Lauren Cuthbertson © Dee Conway,
Yuhui Choe © Johan Persson,
Carol-Anne Millar © Bill Cooper,
Venus Villa © Patrick Baldwin.

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