Mirror Images

Synchronized Skating Team
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Our Coaches

(Head Coach of MI; Adult, Intermediate, Open Juvenile. Preliminary, & Open Masters) 

Jessica has been working with Mirror Images since August 2008. With a great support team, Jessica and the GM have grown MI to supporting 8 synchronized skating teams as of the 2021-2022 season. Under Jessica's leadership, the MI teams have medaled at the Eastern Sectional Synchronized Skating Championships in 2008, 2012, 2013 (OJ-1st), 2014, 2017, 2018, and 2019 (OC-2nd, OM-1st). The teams have also medaled at the Empire State Games, Cape Cod Classic, Dr. Porter Classic, and Boston Classic over the years.  In addition to her time as an individual skater, when she accomplished Gold MITF, Junior Freestyle, and Pre-Gold Dance; Jessica has a strong background in off-ice dance and theater having been a dancer since the age of 3 studying through college. Jessica has a Bachelors in Communication from SUNY Geneseo and works for a non-profit school in the Rochester area. When not on the ice she can be found paddle boarding, golfing, skiing, or catching the latest musical.

(Pre Juvenile & Open Collegiate) 

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 4 years. Andrea has her M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Nazareth College. She formerly was the 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 8 international ice dances so far. Andrea loves spending time with her pets and hanging out on the water.

Emily Papa
(Aspire)
Emily is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and dual minors in Geography & Museum Studies.  While at UD,  she was a member of their Collegiate Synchronized Skating Team during her freshmen year. Prior to skating with UD, Emily skated with the Mirror Images and Genesee Express teams in Rochester. Emily currently lives in Fairport and is working while earning her Masters degree in Social Work. 

Isabelle Lombardi
(Aspire)
Isabelle is Mirror Images newest coach and we are thrilled to welcome her to the team! As a graduate of the St. John Fisher School of Nursing program, Isabelle was also a college athlete as a member of the School's Track & Field Team. Since graduating she has worked steadily in Rochester and re-found her love of skating as a member of the Mirror Images Adult team. Isabelle previously skated in high school with the Albany based team, Achilles Edge.

Additional Support Team Members


Emily (Brown) Hanley - (Dance Instructor) 

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 musicals with Geneva Theatre Guild, Marcus Whitman School, and The Neighborhood Acting Company. Emily is an 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.


Next Level Strength and Conditioning

NLS&C 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 

Butterfly Kids YOGA works  with our 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!