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--The 2008 Choo-San Goh Awards for Choreography were given to Mikelle Bruzina to create a new piece for Louisville Ballet and Edwaard Liang to choreograph on The Washington Ballet.

 

--Diana Vishneva was nominated for Russia’s prestigious Golden Mask Award as “Best Ballerina.” Her touring performance, Diana Vishneva: Beauty in Motion, was also nominated as Best Ballet Event of the Season. The award ceremony will take place on April 18.

 

--Rasta Thomas received the Gotham Visionary Award at the Greenhouse in New York City on January 7.

 

--Former NYCB prima ballerina Violette Verdy was named a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in December.

 

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