After winning the 2002 PACANZ Young Performer of the Year Ty King-Wall was accepted to study and train at the senior school of the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne.
Whilst there he was awarded the Gary Norman Achievement Prize for Excellence 2003, the McAllister Award for Excellence in 2004, and in 2005 the Australian Ballet Society Scholarship. He graduated from the three-year course with honours and the Dux Award in December 2005.
The school also selected him to represent them on an exchange to the American Ballet Theatre and National Ballet School of Canada during 2004, and in 2005 Ty won the silver medal at the prestigious biannual Asian Pacific International Ballet Competition.
Ty won the Lissa Black scholarship in 2009. He joined The Australian Ballet School at the age of 16 and in 2006 The Australian Ballet Company offered him a contract prior to graduation, and he started dancing with them becoming Soloist in 2010 and Senior Artist in 2011. He has rapidly risen through the ranks and is the youngest soloist to be promoted to senior artist.
King-Wall won the Telstra Ballet Dancer Award for 2010, jointly with Dana Stephensen. It was the first time in the award’s eight-year history two dancers have won the prestigious title. They each win (AU)$20,000. Telstra spokeswoman Deena Shiff said it was impossible to choose between the two dancers. They both gave “exciting and dynamic performances” and were “equally impressive with their commitment and overall contributions to The Australian Ballet”, she said. He was also a nominee in 2008.