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Our Mission

Led by Garet Wierdsma, Garet&Co is a professional contemporary dance company based in Northern CT working to strengthen and celebrate the contemporary dance community in their local region.

Garet&Co's mission is to create a safe, sustainable and uplifting space for local dancers to train and perform at the highest level of contemporary dance. Garet&Co has created a home for contemporary dancers, where dancers can gain both training experience and paid work opportunities in a positive environment, while being supported as both dancers and humans. 

Garet&Co’s choreographic work dissects emotions on the stage, dealing with themes of struggling mental health and the search for peace within chaos. Pulling from her own experiences first and then collaborating conceptually and in movement with the dancers, Garet hopes that her work gives audiences the opportunity to fully experience the joy, devastation, and catharsis of contemporary dance. Garet strives to create art that comes from a place of personal truth; work that is both guttural and beautiful. Garet&Co believes that art changes the world, and the company is passionately and actively working to be generators of light. Inspired by her own experiences, both positive and negative, in the dance world, Garet works to create safe and positive environments where art and humanity can be at the forefront. 

Garet&Co has performed across the Northeast, most notably at Symphony Space, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, The Warner Theatre, Dixon Place, and TADA Emerging Artists Theatre.


About Garet

Meet the Founder

Headshot of Garet Wierdsma, a white woman with long blonde hair in a black top

Garet Wierdsma is a multidisciplinary artist from a small town in CT, and is the creator and director of Garet&Co. She graduated from NYU Tisch with a BFA in Dance in May 2021.


Garet was selected as the Choreography Fellowship Recipient for Sacred Heart University in January 2022, and was selected for Young Choreographers Festival 2022 in NYC.


Garet's work with Garet&Co has been showcased at Symphony Space, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, The Warner Theatre, Dixon Place and TADA Emerging Artist Theatre amongst many other theatres and studios across the Northeast.

When not dancing and creating, Garet also teaches as often as she can. Garet believes that art changes the world and is passionately and actively working to be a generator of light.

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