2003 Graduated, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2004 Queensland Ballet Professional Year, Brisbane
2004-2007 Queensland Ballet, Brisbane (François Klaus, artistic director)
2008 Tivoli Pantomime Theater, Cophenagen (guest dancer)
2008 Stadttheater Bremerhaven, Germany (guest dancer)
2008-2010 Stephan Thoss Company, Wiesbaden, Germany
2010 Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal
Sam Colbey performed as a soloist in several works by German choreographer Stephan Thoss: Merry Christmas, Das Auge der Welt, Heim Suchen (Searching for Home), Weiss wie der Mond, Labyrinth, Zwischen Mitternacht und Morgen: Schwanensee, Giselle M, Solitaire/Le sacre du printemps and Es war einmal... He also danced in the Queensland Ballet's principal productions, including The Gathering, The Unwritten, Petrushka, and Wuthering Heights, all by Natalie Weir, several works by François Klaus, and Breath of an Angel by Young Soon Hue, as well as in Sleeping Beauty by Sergei Vanaev.