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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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Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Igor Stravinsky Opera, Ballet, Chamber music

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Maurice Ravel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Maurice Ravel Opera, Ballet, Ballet

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Sergei Prokofiev is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Sergei Prokofiev Opera, Ballet, Ballet

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Adolphe-Charles Adam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Adolphe-Charles Adam Opera, Ballet, Ballet

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Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Dmitri Shostakovich Opera, Ballet, Art song

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Claude Debussy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Claude Debussy Ballet, Ballet, Incidental music

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Béla Bartók is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Béla Bartók Opera, Ballet, Art song

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Aaron Copland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Aaron Copland Opera, Ballet, Ballet

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Aram Khachaturian is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Aram Khachaturian Ballet, Ballet, Incidental music

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Alexander Glazunov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Alexander Glazunov Ballet, Ballet, Chamber music

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Carl Czerny is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Carl Czerny Ballet

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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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Cesare Pugni is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Cesare Pugni Ballet, Ballet

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Alan Rawsthorne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Alan Rawsthorne Ballet, Chamber music, 20th-century classical music

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Christoph Willibald Gluck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Christoph Willibald Gluck Opera, Ballet, Ballet

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Florent Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ballet Composers

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Benjamin Britten is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Benjamin Britten Opera, Ballet, Ballet

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

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Jean-Baptiste Lully is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Jean-Baptiste Lully Ballet, Classical music, Baroque music

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Adela Maddison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ballet Composers

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Albert Roussel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Albert Roussel Opera, Ballet, Ballet

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

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Adalbert Gyrowetz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ballet Composers

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Darius Milhaud is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Darius Milhaud Opera, Ballet, Ballet

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André Jolivet is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
André Jolivet Opera, Ballet, Incidental music

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Charles Gounod is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Charles Gounod Opera, Ballet, Romantic music

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Léon Minkus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Léon Minkus Ballet, Ballet

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André Messager is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
André Messager Opera, Ballet

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Ambroise Thomas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ambroise Thomas Opera, Romantic music, Ballet

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

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Bruno Moretti is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Bruno Moretti Ballet

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Alex Prior is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Alex Prior Opera, Ballet, Classical music

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Alexandre Luigini is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Alexandre Luigini Opera, Ballet

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Alexander Goehr is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Alexander Goehr Opera, Ballet, Contemporary 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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Boris Blacher is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Boris Blacher Opera, Ballet, 20th-century classical music

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Erik Satie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Erik Satie 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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Riccardo Drigo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Riccardo Drigo Opera, Ballet, Ballet

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Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ludwig van Beethoven Opera, Classical music

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Gabriel Pierné is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Gabriel Pierné Opera, Ballet

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Opera, Ballet, Art song

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Jacques Offenbach is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Jacques Offenbach Opera, Ballet, Ballet

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Léo Delibes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Léo Delibes Opera, Ballet, Classical music

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Arne Nordheim is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Arne Nordheim Ballet, Chamber music, 20th-century classical music

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Azio Corghi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Azio Corghi Opera, Ballet, Musical theatre

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Arthur Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Arthur Benjamin Opera, Ballet, 20th-century classical music