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Ty King-Wall

"All charm and youthful exuberance"

Dance Informa

Born in Waihi, New Zealand, Ty King-Wall started dancing at the age of seven. He received his early ballet training at the Dance Education Centre in Tauranga. A Junior Associate of the New Zealand School of Dance, he left New Zealand at 16 to study full-time at The Australian Ballet School. Upon graduating dux with honours, Ty was accepted into The Australian Ballet in 2006. Since joining the company, Ty has danced numerous principal roles, and had the role of Ceyx created on him in Tim Harbour's Halcyon. He was promoted to senior artist in 2011 and to principal artist in 2013.

Repertoire highlights

  • Basilio in Rudolf Nureyev's Don Quixote, 2013

  • Principal Man in Harald Lander's Études, 2012

  • Prince Siegfried in Stephen Baynes' Swan Lake 2012

  • Lensky in John Cranko's Onegin 2012

  • Pinkerton in Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly 2011

  • The Prince in Peter Wright's The Nutcracker 2010
  • Franz in Peggy van Praagh's Coppélia  2010
  • Octavian in Graeme Murphy's The Silver Rose 2010
  • Prince Florimund in Stanton Welch's The Sleeping Beauty 2009


  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award 2010
  • Silver Medal, Asia Pacific International Ballet Competition 2005
  • PACANZ Young Performer of the Year Award 2002

Guest appearances

  • Prince Siegfried in Russell Kerr's Swan Lake with Royal New Zealand Ballet 2013

You may not know ...

Ty is studying towards a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History and Classical Studies, and is an avid cricket fan.



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