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Some of the text in The Australian Ballet timeline is adapted from essays in Luminous. These were written by Valerie Lawson (The Sixties), Jill Sykes (The Seventies), Lee Christofis (The Eighties), Michael Shmith (The Nineties) and Deborah Jones (The New Millennium).
6 April 2013
Ty King-Wall is promoted to principal artist onstage after performing as Basilio in Don Quixote. King-Wall, whom Artistic Director David McAllister describes as “a born prince”, was singled out early in his career by Tim Harbour, who made the role of Ceyx in Halcyon on him, and Graeme Murphy, who chose him to play the lead role of Octavian in The Silver Rose. In the lead-up to his promotion, he had danced major principal roles such as Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake and Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, and shone as the Principal Man in Ètudes at The Australian Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Gala.