Zet Baer is an artist, dancer, event producer and creative director who loves the challenge of working in a variety of media and venues. Her compassion for people, her love of nature and her commitment to living holistically have all brought her to a life of supporting others in expressing the truth of who they are.
Zet co-founded the Celebration Circle in 1992, with her husband, Rudi Harst. Together they are deeply committed to the process of building community through creative expression. This is best expressed in the way they have supported their son, Mateo, as he has grown into a compassionate and loving man.
Zet has explored a wide range of avenues taking her from teaching in Texas secondary schools to facilitating personal growth seminars in the U.S and Canada; from directing productions at Jump-Start Performance Co. to developing exhibits for the San Antonio Children's Museum; from teaching paper-making at the Southwest School of Art to managing the Whole Life Expo holistic health fairs around the U.S.; from Nia White Belt training to certified JourneyDance guide; from planning the San Antonio premiere of a major motion picture to teaching children modes of artistic expression.
In addition to her duties as Creative Director of the Celebration Circle since the formation of the organization, Zet served as Manager of the King William Fair for 10 years and continues to consult there. Her B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin has been supplemented by numerous art courses over the years. Her interest in life-long learning and the sustainability of nonprofits has brought her through several areas of professional training. Zet is a Certified Festival and Event Executive through the International Festival and Events Association, she obtained the Nonprofit Management Certification from Our Lady of the Lake University and the Social Media Communications Certification for Nonprofit Organizations from the H-E-B School of Business and Administration at the University of the Incarnate Word through her work with the San Antonio Area Foundation. In 2017 the Texas Festivals & Events Association awarded her the Carson T. Watt Professional of the Year at their annual conference. Zet is also a Certified Tourism Ambassador and a World Heritage Ambassador who loves to share the heart and soul of beautiful San Antonio with others.