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Q & A: Finlay likes role as NYCB's Apollo but just wants to dance

Chase Finlay performs as “Apollo” with the New York City Ballet. (photo: Paul Kolnik)
Chase Finlay performs as “Apollo” with the New York City Ballet. (photo: Paul Kolnik)
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Every few years, a young dancer emerges to re-ignite the spirit of and passion for New York City Ballet. Chase Finlay is one such dancer. The 20-year-old from Fairfield, Conn., became the darling of the ballet universe when he stepped onstage in the iconic title role of “Apollo.” While male principals in the company pray they will one day be chosen for the honor, it was Finlay, a corps de ballet dancer, who was bestowed ...

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