Owner and Director

Aunzanè Hayes

Eternal Dance Company is led by Aunzané D. Hayes who is originally from Washington State and moved to Phoenix to attend Arizona State University (ASU) in 2016. Aunzané graduated in 2020 from Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts with a BFA in Performance and Movement and a Cum Laude honors cord. She has been dancing since the age of five and competitively since the age of twelve. She has trained in all styles such as tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, contemporary, acro, musical theatre, ballroom, and ballet, and has had the pleasure to work with Dupree Dance as a pro assistant/all-star dancer, had the honor of being a West Coast Dance Explosion elite dancer, NRG Prodigy Dancer, and learned from some of the best choreographers around the United States. 

This artist and entrepreneur brings passion and the love of performing daily to her classes. Teaching dance since she was fifteen has filled her life with joy and bringing dancers to their full potential is a bright light that will never dull. Aunzané has been teaching and setting choreography for nine years. Within those years, she has had multiple routines place in overalls along with costume awards. She has also been the Bricks Studio Company Director for five seasons, worked at Tucson High School as the head Jazz teacher, and was the Coach of their Pomline. She is constantly learning, growing, and improving in all areas... It really is all about the journey.  Aunzané also loves to travel and hang out with her favorite canine sidekick, Duke, who is also a fan of the studio.

EDC Staff & Coaches


Kaiulani Chastain

Acro Teacher

Kaiulani Chastain is a talented choreographer and dancer who has been making waves in the world of dance for several years. Born in 2001, she began dancing at a young age and quickly developed a passion for the art form. Over the years, she has honed her skills and become a highly sought-after performer and teacher.

One of Ani's biggest accomplishments was being selected to dance in the Super Bowl Halftime show as a field dancer, showcasing her talent in front of millions of viewers. She has also performed at high-profile events such as the West Hollywood Pride 2022 and LAs Premier Dance Experience, Jete. These performances demonstrate her versatility as a dancer, as she has experience in a variety of styles including contemporary, jazz funk, acro, hip hop, and jazz.

Kaiulani's talent has not gone unnoticed, as she has become a faculty member at the Danzetica convention, sharing her knowledge and expertise with aspiring dancers in Mexico. She also gained widespread recognition as a contestant on NBC’s World of Dance season 3, where she competed against some of the top dancers in the world.

At just 21 years old, Kaiulani has already achieved so much in her career. With her natural talent and dedication to her craft, she is sure to continue making waves in the dance world for many years to come.

Ayanna Conway

HipHop Teacher

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Ayanna Conway was an assistant at Choreography Pros dance convention for 3 years prior to being promoted to a Choreography Pro. Currently, Ayanna teaches Hip Hop and Jazz Funk around The Valley of Arizona while also choreographing for several dance studios and competitive high school and collegiate teams all across the United States!

Ayanna is very excited to continue to fulfill her dreams in the Entertainment Industry as a Professional Dancer. She not only danced for Rihanna in the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show, but she currently is a Phoenix Suns Dancer. Ayanna graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management and a Minor in Marketing and values pursuing higher education.

Brooke Waddle

Front Desk

Brooke Waddle was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona where she started dancing at the age of 7. Brooke was trained in jazz, lyrical, ballet, tap, hip hop, contemporary, and acro. She’s competed at competitions like Spotlight, Heat, and Fly where she earned various awards and learned how to be a part of a team. Brooke now dances with Arcadia High School Dance Co, furthering her training under Tracy Puddy and her teammates. Brooke has assisted as a student teacher in many dance classes and started as a hostess at the front desk of a dance studio at the age of 14. She cannot wait to be a part of the EDC staff, being there for parents and dancers brings great joy! Brooke is in high school, she has earned a Seal of Bilaterally in the Spanish Language, meaning she can understand and speak Spanish to a high extent! 

Brooke has been fortunate enough to work with Aunzane Hayes since she was 10 years old! She aspires to continue her education in performing arts beyond High School and explore the Spanish language with traveling.

Katie Grace Eimers

Social Media & Marketing Manager/Teacher

I was born and raised in San Luis Obispo, CA and began dancing in high school with Main Street Dance Company training in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, acro, and hip hop. I quickly fell in love with the convention world and started traveling as much as possible earning various scholarships at conventions such as Dupree, Heat, Adrenaline, Radix, and 24 Seven. I found my love of teaching at the age of 16 and have been committed to this passion ever since. 

When I was 18 I moved to Phoenix, AZ to attend Grand Canyon University and begin furthering my training with Danceplex Pre Pro under Kayla Igo and Alexa Moffett. I have been blessed to work with and learn from so many incredible choreographers, teachers, and dancers over the years and look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with this team. There's nothing I love more than getting to be a part of a dancer's journey and help them become the very best version of themself and reach their individual goals. I can't wait for this new season and all that is to come!

Sophia Goossen

Assistant Director/Teacher

Sophia Goossen was born in Los Angeles, California, and moved to Phoenix at 5 years old.  Sophia started dancing competitively at age 10 at Bricks Dance Studio, where she trained in tap, ballet, jazz, contemporary, musical theater, and acro. As a dancer, she received competition recognition, including title runner-up awards at Rainbow and KAR, and a variety of convention scholarships from Dupree Dance, Jump, Heat, 24/Seven, and more. At age 15, Sophia joined the Varsity Pom team at Xavier College Preparatory, where she danced for two seasons. She now trains in Phoenix at Danceplex, under Kayla Igo and Alexa Moffett, to further her training in dance and as a teacher.

Sophia has always been passionate about teaching. At age 11, she began assisting Aunzane Hayes. Through Hayes’ mentorship, Sophia was then able to begin teaching her own classes, as a freshman in high school. Along with teaching classes, she was fortunate enough to choreograph two solos and became one of the most popular teachers for private lessons, for all ages. The second solo she choreographed, “I Must Confess” was received highly, with recognition in both choreography and performance. Sophia enjoys supporting her students at competition and getting to be a part of their dance journey. She loves that she gets to be a positive role model in their lives and develops a bond with each of the kids she works with individually. Away from dance, Sophia attends Xavier College Preparatory, loves to go to spin classes, and enjoys spending time with friends and family. 

Trey Puckett

Ballet Teacher

Trey started dancing at the age of 10 in their hometown studio, Spokane WA. Trey trained at small hometown studios, such as Spokane Ballet Studio, Dance Center of Spokane, Moses Lake Dance Academy, and Huntsville Ballet Company.

At the age of 17, he moved to start seriously training at CPYB (Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet) until they graduated. He moved to train more in the Balanchine technique at Miami City Ballet, where they performed Firebird, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and George Balanchine’s Who Cares.

Trey came to Ballet Arizona in the summer of 2021 and joined as a Studio Company dancer for 21-22 season. With the Company, he performed in Les Patineurs, The Nutcracker, and Romeo and Juliet, Juan Gabriel, and Round: Reimagined for a New Stage. They also performed in George Balanchine’s Stravinsky Violin Concert.

Guest Choreographers & Master Teachers

Cat Cogliandro

Guest Choreographer 

Cat Cogliandro (they/them) holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase and an MFA from University of Arizona. They have worked with creators such as Cherice Barton, Phillip Chbeeb, Tyce Diorio, Ian Eastwood, Mike Esperanza, Hayden J Frederick, Janelle Ginestra, Jason Gorman,  Juliette Irons, Lukas McFarlane, Jaci Royal, Sophia Stoller, Megan Lawson, Sonya Tayeh, Andrew Winghart, and more. Cat has been featured in The New York Times, Dance Spirit Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Dance Magazine, Dance Informa, and have been a guest on DanceSpeak Podcast, WeirdAdults, Barretender Podcast, Stance Elements, Real Talks, Dance Your Life by Maxt Out, and Move True. Cat was a featured dancer in the movie "Supporting Characters," directed by Daniel Schechter, danced in The Neighbourhood music video, "R.I.P 2 My Youth", directed by Hype Williams and supervising choreographer, Ian Eastwood, and danced and acted in Phillip Chbeeb’s short film “Sync.” They were the assistant choreographer to Ian in Trevor Wesley's Official 360 Music Video "Chivalry is Dead," a choreographer for an episode of "Alone Together" on Freeform, Eva Gutoski's (@mylifeaseva) music video "Dance As A Distraction,” and was one of ten choreographers chosen to compete in Nigel Lythgoe's first season of a competitive choreographer show on Go90, Every Single Step, where they made it to the final four. In 2019, Cat danced the role of the Queen in Lukas McFarlane’s “Astoria” which premiered at the Montalbán Theatre in Los Angeles. 

Cat is an educator and choreographer who works nationally and internationally to "help people find a better understanding of themselves through dance.” In the states, you can find them guest teaching classes at Broadway Dance Center, Peridance, Genesis, and on the road with HEAT Convention & Competition. Cat has taught at Hussian College (formerly Relativity School), The Joffrey West Summer Intensive, Joffrey Spectrum Summer Intensive, and The Los Angeles Dance Festival, as well as international dance camps in Brazil, Poland, Israel, Ukraine, India, and more. They have also teamed up with clinical psychologist, Dr. Christina Donaldson, to create a dance + self-esteem dance workshop called Soul Meets Body, and are also the co-creator, in collaboration with Gabriel Braga and Mariana Feitosa, of SoulSync, a self-love dance workshop that takes place in Brazil. Cat is the director of The Dance Safe, an organization that advocates for survivors of abuse in dance, with heavy focus on education and consultation for those seeking the creation of safer dance spaces.

Mx. Cogliandro is driven by a deep passion for art, expression, freedom, and love. They believe in living life authentically and inspiring others to do the same, particularly the youth, encouraging them to embrace their true selves fearlessly. As a passionate educator, dancer, choreographer, and advocate, Cat is dedicated to creating safer and more inclusive spaces within the dance community, promoting a culture of acceptance and empowerment. Their dance company, cat.astrophe!, also aims to promote the power and necessity of advocacy through art. With a unique choreographic style that combines quirky and powerful movements, Cat uses their work to address relevant social issues and challenge societal norms. Through their performances, they hope to spark conversations, provoke thoughts, and inspire positive change.

Crystal Griffith

Guest Choreographer

Crystal was born in Evansville, Indiana where she started dancing at the age of three. Crystal danced competitively until she graduated high school and then moved to LA to make dance a career. After moving to LA Crystal got the opportunity to learn from creators such as Robert Schultz, Lisette Bustamante, Chonique Sneed, G Madison IV, and many more. After working closely with these artists Crystal found that her true passion was teaching and creating! Crystal is now the co founder and artistic director of COlab the Company in Tucson Arizona. Crystal’s choreography has won numerous choreography awards and also received many perfect scores. She prides herself on using her artistic voice to tell stories through her work. Crystal’s favorite thing about dancing and creating is the ability to share her passion and love for dance with others!

Courtney Skye

Guest Choreographer

Courtney Skye, a native of Mesa, Arizona, has immersed herself in the art of dance for over two decades, with nearly ten years dedicated to professional teaching. Her comprehensive training in various dance styles at a competitive level has endowed her with a wealth of knowledge and versatility. Notably, Courtney draws profound inspiration from contemporary and musical theater, enabling her to showcase a distinctive style in her performances, choreography, and instruction.

With a career that includes participation in multiple professional dance companies, Courtney also stands as a co-founder & director of Abstraction Dance Company, where she is committed to introducing innovative dance concepts through performances, film, and photography. Her talent extends beyond the realms of dance, as she also leverages her expertise in dance and concept photography, capturing the essence of movement and creativity.

Courtney’s contributions to the arts have been recognized on several fronts, including her recognition as “Arizona’s Up and Coming Artist” in Voyage Magazine in 2020. Furthermore, her distinguished choreography has garnered numerous awards, and she has lent her creative talents to music artists, professional dance companies, and competitive dance teams. An esteemed figure in the dance community, Courtney has also imparted her knowledge through teaching at dance conventions, adjudicating dance competitions and auditions, and creating choreography for numerous dance studios, both within and outside her home state.

Looking to the future, Courtney aspires to travel the world, sharing her expertise with students far and wide, and kindling inspiration in the hearts of dancers.

Hailey Hoffman

Guest Choreographer

Hailey was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ and at 19 moved to LA to peruse her dance career. She has performed in several live shows and music videos with artists such as Tyler Hilton and Little Big Town. She is on faculty with Revive Dance Convention and loves teaching and choreographing at studios all over the country. Since moving back to Arizona she is excited to continue her teaching career in the valley!

Hannah Martinez


Hannah Martinez serves as the CEO and co-founder of Prosperum, a future app dedicated to promoting a shift from calorie counting to a focus on balanced nutrient intake. With a Master's degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Bachelor's in Human Genetics, she is passionately dedicated to empowering individuals from diverse backgrounds to unlock their personal nutritional balance, fostering a healthier and more resilient future.

Her love for travel, growth, and new experiences, along with her ability to thrive in dynamic, fast-paced, environments, fuel her journey as she pushes boundaries.

Hannah is excited to join Eternal Dance Company in encouraging a wholesome and positive relationship with food by teaching the EDC dancers to fuel their bodies and find their balance.

Interested in learning more about Prosperum and joining Hannah's journey? Visit ProsperumHealth.com and sign up for updates.

Kristen Walker

Master Teacher

Kristen aims to provide a nurturing, yet disciplined environment that allows students to achieve their individual goals while working as a team.

She implements a high standard of technique during training, while also encouraging her students’ own artistry and self-expression. 

Her goal is to inspire students to become not only skilled dancers, but confident individuals as well. She is committed to developing self- esteem, cultivating creativity and building character within the dancers that she trains. She also stresses the importance of health and injury prevention through training.

Kylie Redding

Master Teacher

Kylie Redding, a native of Minneapolis, MN, embarked on her dance journey at the young age of 4. Her early years were spent honing her craft in a studio environment, which laid the foundation for her future accomplishments in the world of dance.

Kylie attended high school at St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, where she trained in the dance track, delving into an array of styles such as modern, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and tap. These formative years shaped her into the versatile dancer & choreographer she is today.

Her career boasts rich and diverse experiences, from being a part of the Minnesota Timberwolves 612 Crew, where she entertained audiences with hip-hop performances during NBA games, to being a member of S.H.E., an all-female hip-hop collective that curated captivating shows and contributed to local events. Kylie has had the honor of sharing the stage with esteemed musical artists such as Omi, Natalie La Rose, Tori Kelly, and Brother Ali, and has worked under the direction of Paula Abdul.

In her unwavering commitment to the art of dance, Kylie has dedicated eight years to teaching, imparting her knowledge and expertise to dancers of all ages & levels. Her influence extends to Mesa, AZ, where she currently serves as a local teacher and choreographer at various dance studios. As the co-founder and director of Abstraction Dance Company, Kylie has been a driving force in the contemporary community in Arizona, building a platform & safe space for all to train, connect, and create.

Beyond her dance endeavors, Kylie has found deep fulfillment in her pursuit of higher education, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Social Psychology. Her passion for learning and her desire to uplift others have been prominent motifs throughout her personal and professional journey.

Kylie Redding stands as a testament to the harmonious coexistence of artistry, education, and unwavering dedication, making a mark in the world of dance and beyond.

Kylie Thorson

Master Teacher

Hi my name is Kylie Thorson! I am a local dancer and dance teacher. I have been dancing for 19 years. I was trained in competition dance as well as classically trained in ballet. I have trained in hip hop, contemporary, jazz, ballet, tap, and ballroom. I have done shows with a local company, Automatic Response, and I have traveled out of state to do showcases such as Choreographers Carnival and Welcome to the 805. I am still training at a studio and have done competitions like Hip Hop International and won second in the nation and ninth in the world. I have been teaching since I was 15 and have loved it ever since. I teach contemporary and hip hop mainly. I specialize in improv, helping dancers in finding movement that is unique to them. For my future in dance, I plan on continuing to teach and help expand the love for it.

Olivia Dean

Guest Choreographer

Olivia grew up in Newburgh, Indiana and started dancing at the age of three. She danced competitively for six years and was accepted into the University of Arizona school of dance program her senior year of high school. Olivia has her BFA in Dance from the University of Arizona. She has trained under dancers and choreographers such as; Sam Watson, Michael Williams, Gianni Howell, and many more. Olivia started teaching and choreographing at the age of 16 and found a love of sharing the art of dance with others. Olivia is now living in Tucson, AZ pursuing her dream of becoming a professional dancer/ choreographer.

Lizzie Hogsed

Master Teacher

Lizzie Hogsed is a Phoenix native who has been training around the valley since the age of three. At 10 years old she began her competitive and pre-professional career. After high school, Lizzie moved to Los Angeles to pursue dance on a greater level and discovered her love for teaching. After her time in LA, she returned to Phoenix to pursue a degree in health & wellness from Arizona State University. Her education plays a huge role in how she trains young dancers in order to prioritize their emotional and physical well-being.

Lizzie is currently a member of Bodies Contemporary Company and specializes in jazz, musical theater, beginning acro, and conditioning.

Zach Kelley

Guest Choreographer

Zachary W. Kelley, from Seattle, embraced tap at age 8, exploring Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Ballroom. Now in Scottsdale, AZ, he mentors stars from "So You Think You Zachary W. Kelley, from Seattle, embraced tap at age 8, exploring Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Ballroom. Now in Scottsdale, AZ, he mentors stars from "So You Think You Can Dance," "World of Dance," and more. His modern take on tap has garnered international recognition, leading to performances and workshops across the U.S., Mexico, and Europe.

As a 2019 World Champion with Team USA at the IDO World Tap Dance Championships, Zachary's work is celebrated both nationally and internationally. With a Bachelor’s in Biology and a Dance Education Minor from Grand Canyon University, he blends artistic passion with academic rigor, inspiring students with his innovative choreography and dedication to dance education.