A 17-year-old Rachel Grosskopf posing for a musical at Emmaus College in 1993.
A 17-year-old Rachel Grosskopf posing for a musical at Emmaus College in 1993.

Ballerina in Berlin

AFTER gracing many stages and multiple world-renowned productions, former Rockhampton girl Rachel Grosskopf, now Rachel Madonna Waters, has many memories after living and working in Germany for 15 years.

One of Rachel's first performances was the 1993 Emmaus College production How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, playing Miss Hedy La Rue, which featured as one of The Morning Bulletin's Blasts from the Past last month.

Rachel has gone on to feature in musicals like Cats, Elton John's Aida and Saturday Night Fever, and said she had been ballet dancing since she was four-years-old.

"I guess it's the passion behind the character you play and you forget about being yourself and enter this magical world of fantasy," the 39-year-old said.

"I love how you can deliver a story in this way to an audience and each of them responds to it differently."

Rachel recently returned to Australia and is living in Brisbane, working in the fitness industry.

"I'm teaching Pilates but I'd like to get into television," she said.



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