“Life is a poem, live out the metaphors.” Britta
Brittanié “Britta” Stumpp is a dancer, mother, yogi, graphic designer, teacher, and writer. She is a contributing writer for Fuse: a tribal and tribal fusion belly dance magazine and is currently teaching Samba fusion belly dance in the Northern Utah area. “Like” her Facebook Page for constant updates.
Britta has a Bachelor’s degree from WSU in English – Creative Writing and an Integrated Studies B.A. in Graphic Design, Dance, and Comparative Mythology. She also studied with the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State University with an emphasis on yogic philosophy.
Since 2006, Britta has devoted nearly every moment of her free time to the study of cultural dance and comparative mythology. She has maintained a deep curiosity for numerous different cultural beliefs around the world all her life.
She discovered the man she refers to as her “Yoda,” Joseph Campbell, in early college and has been an avid collector of folk stories, myths and allegories ever since. Dance—a vital aspect of cultural storytelling—is an extension of her curiosity for stories and oral traditions. As a researcher, and ardent student of myth, Britta is what she calls a self-professed “Dreamkeeper.”
“Myths are public dreams, dreams are public myths.” ~Joseph Campbell
As a child, Britta’s mother and grandmother put her in many dance classes, like ballet, jazz, and tap, but she suffered from chronic asthma which made it difficult to keep up. In junior high, she decided to seek the advice of natural healers and was finally able to manage her asthma in a satisfying way. She found the great healing art of yoga in high school. In college, she decided to take a few world dance classes. While studying Middle Eastern or “belly dance” in particular, Britta became obsessed with the sacred wisdom of ritual movement and the amazing healing it brings. Her studies include Middle Eastern and Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, Latin, Polynesian, Romani “Gypsy” Dance, West African, and Afro-Brazilian dance traditions. Dance has become a huge part of Britta’s life.
After many years of using Yoga to heal, focus and meditate, Britta entered the Registered Yoga Teacher practice at Borrowed Earth Emporium in 2011 and she continues to use pranic intelligence (the vital life force of breath) and yogic principles daily.
Britta also began writing Poetry at a young age to make sense of the world. She later pursued a Creative Writing emphasis under the tutelage of Brad L. Roghaar, Dr. Victoria Ramirez and Ron Deeter at WSU.
She lives in Ogden, Utah with her son and her husband, Adrian Stumpp, who is also a writer.
Britta is available for private tutoring in yoga, samba, belly dance or prenatal dance. She is also available for performance within reasonable notice. Prices vary on the occasion.
To schedule, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org