Maureen Burford, M.Ed. has spent the past 32 years helping thousands of children and adults improve their lives via creative and contemplative arts and education. She has taught, lectured and performed nationally and internationally. She serves as the founding director of Creative Lives, Inc. -- a non-profit devoted to helping children thrive through a holistic approach to education based on philosopher Ellen Tadd's groundbreaking understanding of human development.
As Artistic Director of Revels North in Hanover, NH from 2006 - 2015, she developed year-round programming, formed a regional afterschool program, a traveling teen ensemble, and created large-scale productions playing for capacity audiences at Dartmouth College's Spaulding Auditorium. Burford's extensive educational background includes years of study in meditation, philosophy and A Framework for Wise Education with Ellen Tadd.