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.


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David Metcalf Puts On Bali Indigenous Celebration

David Metcalf Puts On Bali Indigenous Celebration

Wellington-born professional photographer David Metcalf, who is based in Bali, and Emmanuela Dewi Shinta, founder of Ranu Welum (Living Water), are the founders of the inaugural Indigenous Celebration, which was held…