Garnet Henderson is a dancer, choreographer, freelance writer, and personal trainer based in New York City. A native of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Garnet relocated to New York to study at Columbia University. She graduated cum laude from Columbia in 2013 with a double major in Dance and English.
Garnet’s choreographic work has been presented in New York City venues including the 92nd Street Y, the West End Theater, Triskelion Arts, and Gibney Dance. She was a Women in Motion 2017-2018 Commissioned Artist. She has also performed in works by Mark Dendy, Jordan Morley, Faye Driscoll, Ori Flomin, Kyle Abraham, David Parker, Larry Keigwin, Reggie Wilson, Colleen Thomas, and Heidi Henderson.
For nearly as long as she has been a dancer, Garnet has been a writer. She contributes regularly to Dance Magazine and has also been published in The Guardian US, The Atlantic, VICE, Quartz, CityLab, Refinery29, and others.
Garnet's lifelong interest in movement and the body have also led her to pursue a career in fitness. She is an NASM-certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist passionate about giving clients the tools they need to live healthy, active lives in a body-positive environment. Her mission is to provide an exciting and goal-driven experience, creating individualized programs that are tailored to clients' desires while minimizing their risk of injury. She is also certified for pre- and postnatal fitness, and works with clients of all ages and backgrounds. She brings an expert eye and deep awareness of the body to every session, honed through her years of dance experience and studies in functional anatomy.