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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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PMB Presentations Award for Best Foreign Dance Company
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Outstanding Female Performance (Modern)
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Outstanding Male Performance (Modern)
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Outstanding Female Performance (Classical)
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Outstanding Male Performance (Classical)
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Dance Europe Award for Outstanding Company
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The 2009 winner is Paul Liburd
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The nominations for 2009 were:
Federico Bonelli, Colin Dunne and Paul Liburd

More information about each dancer is given below:
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Federico Bonelli
(The Royal Ballet)

Born in Piedmont and trained in Turin, Federico Bonelli garnered an impressive collection of prizes before joining the Zurich Ballet and later Dutch National Ballet. He joined the Royal Ballet in 2003. Since then, as a principal dancer, he has extended his repertory and excelled in a wide range of roles that reflect his innate elegance and technical virtuosity. His aristocratic finesse in princely roles has won wide praise, as has his willingness to go for broke in the modern repertoire.
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Colin Dunne
(Freelance)

A champion Irish dancer who retired from competition at the age of 22, Colin Dunne stepped into "Riverdance" in 1995 to replace Michael Flatley for three years. Since then, he has transformed himself into a contemporary dancer and choreographer. His first solo show, "Out of Time", investigates his place in the Irish dance tradition while reflecting on what its future is to be. A contemplative, virtuoso performance, it includes vintage video footage of himself and his Irish predecessors.

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Paul Liburd
(Scottish Ballet)

Born in Leeds, Paul Liburd enjoyed a long, high-profile career with London Contemporary Dance Theatre and had much original work created on him by Robert Cohan. He joined Rambert Dance Company in 1992 after working with Irek Mukhamedov and Dancers. He won the Critics’ Circle Award for Outstanding Male Artist in 2004 for his work with Rambert shortly after joining Scottish Ballet. Technically and physically strong, with a charismatic stage presence, Liburd is a dancer of the highest quality.

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Picture credits
Jonathan Goddard © Hugo Glendinning,
Federico Bonelli © Johan Persson,
Colin Dunne © Peter Hallward,
Paul Liburd © Andrew Ross (*).
(* as supplied)

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