Who I Am


I am Peruvian-German, Nigerian-bred, based in Scotland. I hold a Master of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Aberdeen and am currently completing a Master in Science in Medical Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. I am the founder and director the circus studio Inverted: Circus and Pole Fitness in Aberdeen, so if you’re ever in the area you should totally check out the classes!

I’ve been writing all my life. It’s the one passion that balances me completely. I began writing this blog in December 2010 as a way to communicate my writing to the world, and I’m delightedly blessed that a beautiful community of readers has been steadily growing. Thank you!

In 2009, I began self-publishing. My first novel Qayqa is now completed and I am currently planning its German book tour. All information is published on this here blog. For more information about my books, please visit My Books. I adore works with magic realism and the powerful use of metaphors. My writing concerns the themes spiritual growth, nature, circus arts, homosexuality, Latin American cultures, and mystism. Currently, I’m experimenting with weaving Quechua, the language of the Incas, into my narrative.

I have worked on several film collaborations with puppeteer & artist Mark Klawikowski, creating “puppet-documentaries”. Please poke around our website and explore all our strange but sweet films. Mark and I offer film workshops based on our puppet-documentaries, at schools and as extra-curricular activities for children throughout Europe.

I love performing, giving workshops, reading, backpacking, and learning new languages. I wish you a lot of fun poking around my blog! Feel free to get in touch, subscribe, or like what you see!


Professional Experience

  • Media Designer for Picture & Sound at SWR Television (Germany), specialising in film editing (Avid Media Composer) 2006 – 2009
  • Aerial Silks & Trapeze Instructor for children at Circus Serrando (Germany) 2009 – 2011
  • Circus Performer & Spoken Word Performances (Germany) 2009 – 2011
  • Director, Camera & Editing of various independent film projects (Germany) 2009 – 2011
  • Film Workshops for children (the Netherlands, Germany) 2009 – 2011
  • Degree for Circus Pedagogy (Germany) 2011 – 2012
  • Visual Anthropology internship (Peru) 2014
  • Acrobatics, Aerial Silks, Trapeze & Flexibility Instructor for adults (Scotland) 2013 – Ongoing

10 Responses to “Who I Am”

  1. Felipe Dissenha November 18, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    best video teacher ever

  2. Felipe Dissenha November 18, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    filming likes move of basketball iss

    • rittisoncco November 19, 2011 at 7:34 am #

      Dear Felipe, you’re crazy. 🙂 And you’re speaking in some sort of code. Did you, per chance, mean “movie”?

      • Felipe Dissenha November 29, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

        yes i ment that sorry hard too type when you have min ore bothering you ahahahaha

  3. Minori Iwahashi November 21, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

    Ritti, I subscribed, added you as a friend AND messaged you on youtube 🙂 Thank you so much for the workshop again! 😀

    • rittisoncco November 21, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

      I am delighted! You did good… but you forgot facebook! facebook/rittisoncco 🙂

  4. Tim Dallman December 17, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    Are you back in Peru?
    I am Tim a friend of Heather Gatley.

    • rittisoncco December 18, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

      Hello Tim and yes, I am actually! Are you still in Lima or whereabouts are you?

  5. Tim Dallman December 18, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    Still here in sunny Lima!

    3450572 is our number, we’re on holiday so call if you fancy visiting.

  6. Cake Stories by Lauren April 28, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    Check out my twitter – christine boxers says hi!!!

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