Azerbaijani composers have brought ballet music from 1940 to the present day, and during this period, ballet music has undergone changes and developments. As a result of long studies, Azerbaijani ballet art has taken its present place and has been accepted worldwide. The development of these ballets, which are performed in many opera and ballet stages, has progressed in parallel with the development of Azerbaijan’s culture and history. One of the most important features of Azerbaijani ballets is the use of classical symphonic instruments as well as folk instruments. Many folk songs were also included in these ballets. Among the important composers of Azerbaijani ballet music are Afrasiyab Badal beyli, Soltan Gadjibekov, Kara Karayevand Arif Melikov.
Keywords: Ballet, Classical, Azerbaijan, libretto, composer, folk dance, primer dancer, choreography