The Hamburg Ballet is an internationally acclaimed ballet company located in Hamburg, Germany. Since 1973 it is directed by the American dancer and choreographer John Neumeier. In addition there is The School of The Hamburg Ballet, established in 1978. The performances of the Hamburg Ballet are usually held at the Hamburg State Opera, while the training and education facility is the "Ballettzentrum Hamburg - John Neumeier". In addition, the company is well known for guest performances at home and abroad. In the season 2012/13 The Hamburg Ballet – John Neumeier celebrated its 40th anniversary.