This Connecticut-born, 6'1" blonde is a New Yorker at heart, receiving much of his training at the prestigious Ballet Academy East on the UES. Now, crosstown at Lincoln Center, the New York City Ballet soloist has been catching the eye of dance critics and wide-eyed teenage girls alike. At just 21, he has landed leading roles in much of the company's repertory, including Lysander in Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.
This winter, expect to see Finlay dancing with NYCB in Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty.
[Photo: Nicola Riske, Chase Finlay]
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Wednesday, June 19
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.