Dancing with the Riverstars dancers Ellen Copeland and Murphy Packett

Ellen Copeland and Murphy Packett

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Ellen Lowery Copeland is a native of the Northern Neck, and grew up in Warsaw. Life has been her most fulfilling education, with a few performances along the way. Ellen has acted, in several productions over the last twenty years with The Westmoreland Players. She is currently employed as an Account Executive with Radio WRAR and WNNT, and dedicates this perfomance to Rich Morgan and Betty Osburn. During the daytime they are her boss and colleagues, but she is in hopes that they will give her a kind introduction at the show! She and her husband, Paul, live in Tappahannock and hope to make it back to Richmond County one day! Ellen is thrilled to be dancing with her distant cousin and younger, old friend Murphy Packett.

Murphy Packett left Richmond county and just moved back 7 years ago after living and cooking in the Fan district of Richmond. He has been working at Relish restaurant a few years now for Carol Mead Smith which he loves. He hopes the dancing skills of his son, Bronner Packett, rub off on him so he doesn’t embarrass Ellen Copeland too much!


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