Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George Balanchine
  • Apollo
  • Brahms/Schoenberg Quartet (First Movement)
  • Divertimento No. 15
  • Duo Concertant
  • Liebeslieder Walzer
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Divertissement, Lysander)
  • Mozartiana
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Dr. Stahlbaum, Hot Chocolate)
  • Robert Schumann's "Davidsbündlertänze"
  • Stars and Stripes
  • Symphony in C (First Movement)
  • Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
Ulysses Dove
  • Red Angels
Sean Lavery
  • Romeo and Juliet
Peter Martins
  • Fearful Symmetries
  • Morgen
  • River of Light
  • Romeo+Juliet (Romeo)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Gold)
  • Swan Lake (Pas de Quatre)
  • Todo Buenos Aires
Jerome Robbins
  • 2 & 3 Part Inventions
  • Glass Pieces
  • Interplay
  • N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz
  • West Side Story Suite
Myles Thatcher
  • Polaris
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Polyphonia
  • Soirée Musicale


  • Peter Martins: Bal de Couture, Mirage
  • Angelin Preljocaj: Spectral Evidence

Originated corps roles in

  • Alexey Miroshnichenko: The Lady with The Little Dog
  • Alexei Ratmansky: Namouna, A Grand Divertissement
  • Lynne Taylor-Corbett: The Seven Deadly Sins
  • Christopher Wheeldon: Estancia

Chase Finlay was born in Fairfield, Connecticut, and began his dance training at the age of 8 at Ballet Academy East. He went on to study at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, during the summer of 2007 and later enrolled as a full-time student. Finlay became an apprentice with NYCB in September 2008, became a member of the corps de ballet in September 2009, was promoted to the rank of soloist in July 2011, and became a principal in February 2013.


Mr. Finlay was the recipient of the first Clive Barnes Award for dance in 2010.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik