NUMBER: 1847

Jane SkEyre

It’s the governess of gore, Jane SkEyre!


Blocker, Jammer


Coaching/Team Building, Management

Skating Level

Level 2

Started Skating

March 2010

What makes you hardcore derby? I dream about it often. I came back as soon as I could after my new elbow pads gave me a horrible infection that turned into a blood infection. With different pads, of course.

What is your job/career outside of derby? I’m a 20th-century U. S. historian. I teach at UVa and am finishing up my dissertation.

Do you have any kids/pets? Two cats: Hurricane, a cantankerous calico, and Djali, a pretty but excruciatingly loud black and white.

Who is your Derby Wife? Apple Clobber

Who is your biggest inspiration? You know, I don’t have any idea. My family is full of nifty people overcoming odds, as are my friends. And my fiance never ceases to amaze me with his cheerful kindness.

Do you have any secret/special talents? I can turn my feet backwards and put my fist in my mouth.

What has been your favorite derby moment so far? Just one? I have a hard time with “favorites.” Mostly, it’s been exhilarating when, during a scrimmage, it just all comes together: the skating, the teamwork, the strategizing. Them’s the kicks.

What is your favorite food? Can’t choose one: avocado, cheese, asparagus, eggplants, tuna, salmon, cookie.

What is your favorite movie? This is too hard; its changes a lot. I recently really enjoyed The Red Shoes from 1948.

Who is your Derby Big Sister? Kar Fedosh