Maureen RussellSenior Staff Member, Creative Team
Maureen is an accomplished singer, dancer, actress and songwriter, and is thrilled to be directing for Creative Kids Playhouse! After earning her BA in Musical Theatre from The University of Northern Colorado, she spent 4 years as the lead singer for Holland America Cruise Line, then 12 years performing and teaching in New York. She became the head of the singing program for kids at Applause NY, and established her own private voice lesson business which she still maintains here in California. Since her move out west, Maureen has taken on many new roles, including music director for Fiddler on the Roof and Grease at The Encore Dinner Theatre in Tustin, and Dreamgirls at Center Stage in Fontana. She just finished choreographing Bye Bye Birdie, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Peter Pan for CKP. Maureen continues to perform with Live It Up Productions-a corporate entertainment company, sings with her cover band “Sugar Shack”, and has an album and many singles released on I-Tunes. She won the award for Best Pop Song in the 2015 Alchemy Songwriting Competition. You can learn more about her original music at http://www.maureenrussellmusic.com. Creative Kids Playhouse is terribly proud to have Maureen on staff!