Chase Finlay is a member of New York City Ballet's corps de ballet. He 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 and became a member of the corps de ballet in September 2009.
Since joining New York City Ballet, Finlay has performed featured roles in George Balanchine's Apollo, Divertimento No. 15, Duo Concertant, George Balanchine's The Nutcracker (Cavalier and Hot Chocolate); Jerome Robbins' 2 & 3 Part Inventions, Glass Pieces, Interplay, and West Side Story Suite; Peter Martins' Fearful Symmetries, The Sleeping Beauty (Gold), and Swan Lake (Pas de Quatre); Christopher Wheeldon's Polyphonia; Ulysses Dove's Red Angels; and Sean Lavery's Romeo and Juliet.
He has also originated a featured role in Peter Martins' Mirage and corps roles in Alexey Miroshnichenko's The Lady with The Little Dog, Alexei Ratmansky's Namouna, A Grand Divertissement, Lynne Taylor-Corbett's The Seven Deadly Sins, and Christopher Wheeldon's Estancia.
Finlay is a recipient of the first Clive Barnes Award for dance in 2010.