LEADERSHIP

MELANIE GREENE

Program Director
Head Coach: Adult and Masters

Melanie joined Gotham City Synchro coaching staff in 2016 as a co-coach of the Masters line. In 2018 she earned the role of Program Director. She is currently the Head Coach and Choreographer of the Adult and Masters lines. From 2014-2018 she also coached the Harlem Ice Open Juvenile team at Figure Skating in Harlem. Melanie has extensive experience and skill in synchronized skating. She skated for 12 seasons, two of which as a Lexette under the direction of Saga Krantz and Deirdre Wilson. Melanie holds a Certified Rating in Synchronized Skating from the PSA.

HIDEKO NARA    Coach: Adult   Hideko joined the Gotham City Synchro coaching staff in 2018 as Assistant Coach of the Adult line. She has skated with the team from 2015 on both the Open Adult and Adult lines. She has also coached Central Park Ice's Intermediate team since 2016 and has a thorough background in IJS coaching. Hideko has considerable experience in synchro having skated on Team USA with the Skyliners Junior team for three years, earning a national championship and a spot on two consecutive Junior World teams.

HIDEKO NARA

Coach: Adult

Hideko joined the Gotham City Synchro coaching staff in 2018 as Assistant Coach of the Adult line. She has skated with the team from 2015 on both the Open Adult and Adult lines. She has also coached Central Park Ice's Intermediate team since 2016 and has a thorough background in IJS coaching. Hideko has considerable experience in synchro having skated on Team USA with the Skyliners Junior team for three years, earning a national championship and a spot on two consecutive Junior World teams.

HOLLY FREI

Coach: Masters

Holly re-joined the Gotham City Synchro coaching staff in 2018 as Assistant Coach of the Masters line. From 2016-2017, Holly was the Head Coach and Choreographer of the Open Juvenile, Pre-Preliminary, and Synchro Skills 2 lines at the Burnsville-Minnesota Valley Figure Skating Club. Prior to this, Holly served as the Assistant Coach of Gotham City Synchro's Open Adult line during the 2014-2015 season and co-coached various Synchro Skills lines at Harlem Ice between 2012-2015. She has extensive experience in synchro having skated for 17 seasons, two of which she skated on the Senior and Collegiate lines at the University of Michigan.

HELEN WESELCOUCH

Creative Director

Helen began skating with Gotham City Synchro in 2012 and has loved being a part of the team’s growth over the last seven years. She started as Creative Director in 2018. Originally from Connecticut, Helen has extensive synchro experience having previously skated with Team Esprit as well as the Skyliners for their inaugural three seasons. Helen is a member of the Professional Skaters Association.

ALEX BARRETT

Manager

Alex joined Gotham City Synchro in 2012 and became team manager that same year. As manager, Alex brings a wealth of knowledge to the team from his vast travel experiences. Originally from Tennessee, Alex has been skating for decades and has loved being a part of the incredible growth of Gotham City Synchro.

BRITTANY KENYON

Treasurer

Brittany has been skating with Gotham City Synchro since 2017 and has enjoyed getting to know all of the dedicated individuals in the organization. She has served as the treasurer since 2018. Brittany competed at various levels of synchronized skating as a teenager in Rhode Island and competed as an adult with a team in Berlin, Germany.