King-Wall Named Principal Dancer
Ty King-Wall, 26, from Katikati has been named the latest – and youngest – 12th principal artist of the Australian Ballet. The company’s artistic director David McAllister said he was certain King-Wall would make a great leader as he joins the 11 principal artists in the company’s most senior rank. “Ty has been a dancer that has shone brightly in all of his performances across our broad repertoire,” McAllister said. King-Wall joined the Australian Ballet in 2006. He has performed as Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Lensky in Onegin and Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly. King-Wall comes from a family more focused on sport than dance: his brother is a trampolining champion. King-Wall won Australia’s Telstra Ballet Dancer Award in 2010.