Dance The Best Ballet Composers  

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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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42 5
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Art song

2
29 4
Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Chamber music

3
20 2
Sergei Prokofiev is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Ballet

4
17 5
Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Art song

5
16 7
Claude Debussy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ballet, Ballet, Incidental music

6
12 4
Léon Minkus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ballet, Ballet

7
12 4
Alexander Glazunov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ballet, Ballet, Chamber music

8
15 7
Aaron Copland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Ballet

9
16 8
Aram Khachaturian is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ballet, Ballet, Incidental music

10
9 2
Maurice Ravel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Ballet

11
16 9
Adolphe-Charles Adam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Ballet

12
11 5
Béla Bartók is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Art song

13
12 6
Cesare Pugni is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ballet, Ballet

14
5 0
Jacques Offenbach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Ballet

15
9 5
Charles Gounod is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Romantic music

16
8 4
Alexandre Luigini is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet

17
7 3
Carl Czerny is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ballet

18
7 3
Benjamin Britten is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Ballet

19
6 2
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Art song

20
10 7
Alan Rawsthorne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ballet, Chamber music, 20th-century classical music

21
10 7
Alberto Ginastera is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet

22
9 6
Alfred Schnittke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Christian music, Opera, Ballet

23
8 5
André Jolivet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Incidental music

24
8 5
Florent Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ballet Composers

25
8 5
Christoph Willibald Gluck is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Ballet

26
7 4
Ambroise Thomas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Romantic music, Ballet

27
7 4
Alex Prior is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Classical music

28
7 4
Bruno Moretti is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ballet

29
7 4
Alexander Goehr is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Contemporary classical music

30
7 4
André Messager is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet

31
6 3
Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Ballet

32
6 3
Erik Satie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, 20th-century classical music

33
6 3
Carl Davis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ballet, 20th-century classical music

34
6 3
Boris Blacher is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, 20th-century classical music

35
5 2
Jean-Baptiste Lully is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ballet, Classical music, Baroque music

36
5 2
Boris Asafyev is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Ballet

37
5 2
Benjamin Lees is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Art song

38
5 2
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Classical music

39
5 2
Georges Auric is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Ballet

40
4 1
Samuel Barber is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Art song

41
4 1
Gabriel Pierné is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet

42
3 0
Léo Delibes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Classical music

43
11 9
Adela Maddison is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ballet Composers

44
10 8
Albert Roussel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Ballet

45
10 8
Albert is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Ballet

46
9 7
Adalbert Gyrowetz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ballet Composers

47
8 6
Antun Dobronić is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Ballet Composers

48
8 6
Azio Corghi is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, Musical theatre

49
8 6
Arthur Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Opera, Ballet, 20th-century classical music

50
8 6
Arthur Honegger is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Ballet Composers
Musique concrète, Opera, Ballet