Britta Badour is a spoken word poet, teaching artist, mentor and emcee. Originally from Kingston, Ontario, Britta currently resides in Toronto.
Since 2013, Britta has garnered invitations to perform her poetry across North America in cities such as Vancouver, New York, Detroit, Montreal, and New Orleans to name a few. She's appeared at numerous TEDx Talks, opened for HBO's Def Poetry poets Shihan and Carlos Andrés Gómez, and has returned several times to the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts’ stage for Dwayne Morgan’s production of When Sisters Speak. In 2015, Britta toured across Canada as the resident poet for Ask Her Talks presented by The Stephen Lewis Foundation. In April 2017, Britta was one of 15 spoken word artists-in-residence at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. From July-December 2017, Britta was one of 55 featured artists in the Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Most recently, Britta has been accepted into the 2018 cohort for TAC Leaders Lab.
As an advocate for youth in the arts, Britta has worked as a teaching artist in over 250 schools and community centres nationwide and provides ongoing mentorship for emerging artists. In 2016, Britta was an Artist-in-Residence for The Power Plant. Currently, Britta is an instructional spoken word artist for UNITY Charity and Louder Than A Bomb, a city-wide poetry festival and initiative in collaboration with Leave Out Violence (Ontario) in Toronto.
When not educating or writing, Britta is hosting breakdance battles, hip-hop jams and community appreciation events.