NYC Ballet's Chase Finlay Out for the Season Due to Injury
The New York City Ballet's principal dancer, Chase Finlay, broke his foot during a performance of "Swan Lake" and is out for the season.
A company rep said, "Chase was injured during a recent performance . . . which was later diagnosed as a break to his fifth metatarsal. He had surgery on his foot and is recovering well. He will be out for the remainder of season, which ends on Oct. 13." A spokesperson said, "His prognosis is good. He is expected back for the winter season, which starts Jan. 21."
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.