Mirror Images

Synchronized Skating Team
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Our Coaches

Jessica Stratton 
(Head Coach of MI; Adult, Collegiate, Intermediate and Open Juvenile) 

Jessica has been working with Mirror Images since August of 2008. Under Jessica's leadership, the MI teams have medaled at the Eastern Sectional Synchronized Skating Championships in 2008 (OJ-3rd), 2012, (OJ-4th) 2013 (OJ-1st) 2014 (OJ-2nd), 2017 (OC-4th, OM-2nd), 2018 (OC-3rd), and 2019 (OC-2nd, OM-1st). The teams have also medaled at the Empire State Games, Cape Cod Classic, Porter Classic, and Boston Classic over the years. With a great support team, Jessica and the GM have grown MI to supporting 8 synchronized skating teams as of the 2020-2021 season. In addition to her time as an individual skater, when she accomplished Gold MITF, Junior Freestyle, and Pre-Gold Dance; Jessica can frequently be found choreographing musicals for schools and community theater groups. Jessica has a strong background in off-ice dance and theater having been a dancer since the age of 3 studying it through college. Jessica has a Bachelors in Communication from SUNY Geneseo and works for a non-profit in the Rochester area.

Andrea Auer 
(Pre Juvenile) 

Andrea has been coaching for the Mirror Images teams since 2019. Andrea has been skating for 16 years with 14 years of synch experience at various levels. She has been a part of the Thomas Creek FSC coaching staff for 3 years. Andrea has her M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Nazareth College. She has been team manager and a member of the Mirror Images collegiate team since 2015 and the Adult team since 2019. As her time as an individual skater, Andrea is a gold medalist in moves in the field, ice dance, solo free dance, Canadian ice dance, and has completed 6 international ice dances.

Emily (Brown) Hanley 

(Dance Instructor)


Emily is a graduate of Marcus Whitman. Emily holds a BA in Dance from SUNY Potsdam where she received the Service in Dance and Dance Performance awards. Emily has attended and performed at Bates Dance Festival, American College Dance Festival, and The West African Cultural Exchange in Dagbamete, Ghana; additionally Emily has completed Autism Movement Therapy Certification. Emily has choreographed usicals with Geneva Theatre Guild, Marcus Whitman and The Neighborhood Acting Company. Emily is an annual contributor to The Arts Experience Festival at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and volunteers at the Strong National Museum of Play, she lives in Brighton with her husband and golden retriever.




Our Support Team

 

Next Level Strength and Conditioning has been working with the Mirror Images teams. They work with skaters on their endurance, physical strength, stamina and power. The trainers have developed specific plans for the skaters to bring them to their peak performance. For more information, check out their web page here.

 

Butterfly Kids YOGA works with out skaters on their mindfulness, flexibility and core strength. Sessions are open to other area figure skaters as well.  For more information, check out their web page here

 

We also work with area coaches on our technique, transitions, and performance to enhance our overall skating.  Thank you for your support and assistance in pushing us further.