Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George Balanchine
  • Agon
  • Apollo
  • Brahms/Schoenberg Quartet (First Movement)
  • Divertimento No. 15
  • Duo Concertant
  • "Emeralds" from Jewels
  • La Sonnambula (The Poet)
  • 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
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Symphony in C (First Movement)
  • Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
  • Vienna Waltzes
  • Western Symphony
Ulysses Dove
  • Red Angels
Sean Lavery
  • Romeo and Juliet
Peter Martins
  • Fearful Symmetries
  • Morgen
  • The Red Violin
  • River of Light
  • Romeo + Juliet (Romeo)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Gold, Prince Désiré)
  • Swan Lake (Pas de Quatre, Prince Siegfried)
  • Stabat Mater
  • Thou Swell
  • Todo Buenos Aires
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
  • Unframed
Jerome Robbins
  • 2 & 3 Part Inventions
  • Afternoon of a Faun
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • The Four Seasons (Spring)
  • Glass Pieces
  • Interplay
  • In the Night
  • N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz
  • West Side Story Suite
Myles Thatcher
  • Polaris
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Carousel
  • Polyphonia
  • Soirée Musicale


  • Warren Carlyle: SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet
  • Pontus Lidberg: The Shimmering Asphalt
  • Lauren Lovette: For Clara
  • 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