Molly Finlay grew up in Tyler, Texas. She started dancing at the age of six and trained at the Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance and Artistic Dance Concepts. In May of 2014, Molly graduated from the University of Alabama where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a performance concentration. She performed with the Alabama Repertory Dance Theater and Dance Alabama! during her time at the university. She also spent summers training at Bossov Ballet Theatre and Colorado Ballet. In 2013 Molly was chosen by faculty at Bossov Ballet Theater to perform at Dance Open in St. Petersburg, Russia. She joined Moraporvida Contemporary Dance in 2015 shortly after moving to Denver.