The history - The pro-am Years
- In 1983 North Queensland Ballet and Dance Company becomes a pro/am company.
- First director is Garry Hill, former dancer with Australian Ballet and later rehearsal director of WA Ballet.
- Second director is Maggi Sietsma, later Artistic Director of Expressions Dance Company in Brisbane.
From 1983 to 1984, 16 new works were created for the pro-am company by: Cheryl Stock, Ray Cook, Gary Hill, Julia Blaikie, Jane Pirani, Trevor Green and Carl Morrow.