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Ballet artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good ballet bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top ballet bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Ballet groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all ballet bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest ballet bands of all time, since the most famous ballet artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best ballet music.

You can click on the ballet band names to see more information about that particular notable ballet group. If they're near the top of the best ballet artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top ballet bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the ballet band names themselves.

The list you're viewing has a variety of artists, like Leonard Bernstein and Richard Rodgers, in it. Help out your favorites on this list by upvoting them to the top of the list. Give a thumbs down to artists like Samuel Barber and Francis Poulenc if you don't like them and a thumbs up if you do.

All important, significant and iconic names in ballet music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new ballet bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of ballet, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into ballet music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good ballet bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent ballet bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best ballet bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest ballet musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular ballet bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Opera, Ballet Art song

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Sergei Prokofiev is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Sergei Prokofiev Opera, Ballet Ballet

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Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Igor Stravinsky Opera, Ballet Chamber music

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Adolphe-Charles Adam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Adolphe-Charles Adam Opera, Ballet Ballet

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Aaron Copland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Aaron Copland Opera, Ballet Ballet

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Aram Khachaturian is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Aram Khachaturian Ballet, Ballet Incidental music

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Maurice Ravel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Maurice Ravel Opera, Ballet Ballet

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Alexander Glazunov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Alexander Glazunov Ballet, Ballet Chamber music

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Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Dmitri Shostakovich Opera, Ballet Art song

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Béla Bartók is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Béla Bartók Opera, Ballet Art song

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Cesare Pugni is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Cesare Pugni Ballet, Ballet

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Alan Rawsthorne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Alan Rawsthorne Ballet, Chamber music 20th-century classical music

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Alberto Ginastera is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Alberto Ginastera Opera, Ballet

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Claude Debussy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Claude Debussy Ballet, Ballet Incidental music

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Christoph Willibald Gluck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Christoph Willibald Gluck Opera, Ballet Ballet

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Florent Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ballet Composers

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Adela Maddison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ballet Composers

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Albert is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Albert Ballet

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Albert Roussel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Albert Roussel Opera, Ballet Ballet

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Adalbert Gyrowetz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ballet Composers

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Léon Minkus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Léon Minkus Ballet, Ballet

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Bruno Moretti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Bruno Moretti Ballet

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Carl Czerny is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Carl Czerny Ballet

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Benjamin Britten is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Benjamin Britten Opera, Ballet Ballet

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Jean-Baptiste Lully is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Jean-Baptiste Lully Ballet, Classical music Baroque music

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Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Leonard Bernstein Opera, Ballet Ballet

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Darius Milhaud is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Darius Milhaud Opera, Ballet Ballet

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André Jolivet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
André Jolivet Opera, Ballet Incidental music

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Charles Gounod is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Charles Gounod Opera, Ballet Romantic music

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Alexander Goehr is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Alexander Goehr Opera, Ballet Contemporary classical music

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Alexandre Luigini is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Alexandre Luigini Opera, Ballet

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Claudio Monteverdi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Claudio Monteverdi Opera, Ballet Ballet

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André Messager is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
André Messager Opera, Ballet

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Ambroise Thomas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ambroise Thomas Opera, Romantic music Ballet

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Alex Prior is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Alex Prior Opera, Ballet Classical music

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Carl Davis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Carl Davis Ballet, 20th-century classical music

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Erik Satie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Erik Satie Opera, Ballet 20th-century classical music

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Boris Blacher is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Boris Blacher Opera, Ballet 20th-century classical music

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Georges Auric is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Georges Auric Opera, Ballet Ballet

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Benjamin Lees is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Benjamin Lees Opera, Ballet Art song

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Boris Asafyev is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Boris Asafyev Opera, Ballet Ballet

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Gabriel Pierné is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Gabriel Pierné Opera, Ballet

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Opera, Ballet Art song

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Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ludwig van Beethoven Opera, Classical music

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Riccardo Drigo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Riccardo Drigo Opera, Ballet Ballet

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Léo Delibes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Léo Delibes Opera, Ballet Classical music

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Jacques Offenbach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Jacques Offenbach Opera, Ballet Ballet

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Alfred Schnittke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Alfred Schnittke Christian music, Opera Ballet

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Arne Nordheim is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Arne Nordheim Ballet, Chamber music 20th-century classical music

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Antun Dobronić is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Ballet Composers