There are so many Ballet Companies around the world, and many of you are curious about which ones are ranked the highest. While this topic will always remain subjective, since Ballet is a form of art, here are a compilation (in no particular order) of the top 10 most prestigious companies in the world in your opinion.
The Royal Ballet owes its existence to the vision of Dame Ninette de Valois, dancer, choreographer and entrepreneur, who assembled a small company and school, the Vic-Wells Ballet, and, in 1931, persuaded Lilian Baylis to provide it with a home at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in North London.
The Dutch National Ballet was formed in 1961 when the Amsterdam Ballet and the Nederlands Ballet merged. The company has been based at the Dutch National Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam since 1986. It is a regular guest at major festivals across Europe, such as the Edinburgh Festival.
The National Ballet of Canada is Canada's largest ballet company. It was founded by Celia Franca in 1951 and is based in Toronto, Ontario. Based upon the unity of Canadiantrained dancers in the tradition and style of England's Royal Ballet, The National is regarded as the premier classical ballet company in Canada.
It was founded by J. C. Williamson Theatres Ltd. and the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust in 1962, with the English-born dancer, teacher, repetiteur and director Dame Peggy van Praagh as founding artistic director. Today, it is recognised as one of the world's major international ballet companies.