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Boonsboro High grad performing with famed Duquesne U. musical troupe

Tamburitzans to appear Oct. 28 in Frederick

October 15, 2012
  • Rachel Powell, left, is shown with Sonja Capuzzi in Bulgarian costume. They will perform Sunday, Oct. 28, with the Tamburitzans dance group at Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Md.
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Rachel Powell of Boonsboro will perform with the Duquesne University Tamburitzans dance group at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Md., on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m.

She is a 2009 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

The Tamburitzans is a multicultural song and dance company.

The world-renowned troupe is made up of about 30 dancers.

The group is dedicated to the performance and preservation of the music, songs and dances of Eastern Europe and neighboring folk cultures.

Powell first saw the “Tammies” at the Weinberg Center when she was 10 years old. At that show, she decided to prepare to audition with the group. Now, a decade later, she is performing with the group while double-majoring in advertising and media communications at Duquesne in Pittsburgh.

She credits her selection to the dance company in large part to Caralou Russell, her ballet instructor at the Hagerstown School of Ballet and Antietam Ballet Theatre. 

For Powell, the combination of a Tamburitzans scholarship and an academic scholarship made it possible for her to attend Duquesne.

For more information about the Tamburitzans, go to www.duq.edu/life-at-duquesne/tamburitzans.

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