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 performed her poetry across North America in cities such as Vancouver, New York, Detroit, Montreal, and New Orleans to name a few. She's appeared on three 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, When Sisters Speak. In 2015, Britta toured across Canada as the resident poet for the 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. Britta an alumna of the TAC Leaders Lab and an active member of the League of Canadian Poets.
As an advocate for youth in the arts, Britta has worked as an artist educator in over 300 schools and community centres nationwide and continues to provide 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 tdsbCREATES, Poetry in Voice, JAYU’s #iAM Program, 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 emcees breakdance battles, hip-hop jams and community appreciation events.