List Rules Best ballets of all time. Vote up the best, most beautiful ballets.
Back before movies and television, some of the most popular forms of entertainment were live plays at the theatre, operas, symphony concerts, and ballet. While most of these forms of entertainment have faded away to a degree, ballet is still a very popular art form that is extremely powerful and inspirational. What are the best ballets of all time? There's more to this art form than just The Nutcracker.
Some of the most famous ballets of all time have remained classic greats for decades, and are still widely celebrated today. However, some modern ballets appear on this list as well.
This list features the best ballets in history, ranked as the best by the community and including, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Romeo & Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, La Bayadere, Le Corsaire, Cinderella, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Vote up the best ballet below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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Swan LakePyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Sleeping BeautyPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The NutcrackerPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
GiselleJules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, Théophile Gautier
qinfanrui added Spartacus
Romeo & JulietSergei Prokofiev
Don QuixoteLudwig Minkus
CoppeliaLéo Delibes, Charles Nuitter
La BayadereLudwig Minkus
piepuppy added Alice's Adventures in Wonder Land
ManonJules Massenet, Leighton Lucas, Martin Yates
Le CorsaireJules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges
La Fille Mal GardeeJean Dauberval
La SylphideAugust Bournonville
PaquitaJoseph Mazilier, Paul Foucher, Edouard Deldevez
The Pharaoh's DaughterCesare Pugni, Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges
alexandercuje added The Winter's TaleChristopher Wheeldon
qinfanrui added Gayanee
qinfanrui added The Lady of the CamelliasHarris Masterson , Norman Twain , Carroll Masterson