Owner and Director/Teacher/Private Lesson Coach

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/Private Lesson Coach

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/Private Lesson Coach

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 Staff

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 now a sophomore in high school but is soon to become a junior, 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/Private Lesson Coach

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/Private Lesson Coach

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, and Private Lesson Coaches

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.

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.

Lizzie Hogsed

Private Lesson Coach

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.