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PEDC Staff


Patti Eisenhauer

Patti has been a leader in the dance industry for more than 40 years. Her resume is very extensive.  From her 5 years teaching at Sherry Gold's in Boston to being on the Board of Directors for Dance Masters of America for many years serving in various capacities.  Her hard work and commitment to creating the best and most educational dance experience is unparalleled.  She is so grateful for ALL of her students past, present and future and, with your support, she looks forward to many more years.     

Ashley Esteves

Ashley began dancing at the age of 2, and since that time has garnished many accolades for both Performing and Choreography.   Ashley is hopelessly in love with the idea of telling stories through movement and believes that any student with a positive self-image and strong work ethic can achieve great things in the dance world and beyond.

Zhanat Baidaralin
Master Ballet Instructor

Hailing from the heart of Kazakhstan, Zhanat is truly a Master of his craft.  With a resume that includes everything from 5 decades of Ballet instruction to being the Chief Choreographer for the country of Kazakhstan in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, his resume is staggering to say the least.  Zhanat's passion for ballet is unparalleled.

Breanne Clarke
Master Ballet Instructor
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Breanne Clarke grew up on Long Island, New York. She began her ballet training at Seiskaya Ballet Academy and went on to study with Maggie Black. In high school she attended Walnut Hill School for the Arts on scholarship, training under the direction of Michael Owen and Samuel Kurkjian. She began her professional career with Kansas City Ballet where she danced a variety of principal roles in both classical and contemporary ballets including Apollo, Pas de Dix, Who Cares?, Nine Sinatra Songs, The Nutcracker, and Le Corsaire for which she received critical acclaim. Breanne later joined Ballet Arizona where she performed some of her favorite principal roles in The Nutcracker, Polyphonia, Monumentum pro Gesulado, The Sleeping Beauty, Theme and Variations, and Rubies, to name a few. Breanne began teaching ballet at the age of 16. Upon retiring from professional ballet, she became the Director of the Community Dance Academy at Walnut Hill School for the Arts. After 4 years, she chose to pursue a nursing degree and she is currently a Labor and Delivery nurse. This is her 7th year teaching ballet at Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center. Teaching at PEDC has, by far, been the highlight of her teaching career.

Ann-Marie Carlomagno-Wilson

Ann-Marie has been a dance educator for over 30 years, teaching recreational to the advanced. She is a member of Dance Masters of America and is a Past-President for Dance Masters of New England Chapter 5, where she also served as President in years 2014-16. She has traveled the U.S. as a Guest Teacher, Choreographer and Competition Adjudicator. She is a dedicated and passionate teacher who inspires her students to always follow their dreams!

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Lauren Eisenhauer
Office Administrator
Aimee Goguen
Office Administrator/Choreographer

Aimee is a long time member of the PEDC family as a student turned teacher.  Instructing both the recreational and competitive students, she is known for her patience and excels at helping each student find and rise up to their potential.  Aimee is also an integral part of the staging of our long running annual Nutcracker Production as well as working in the PEDC office.

Haylee Goguen

As a current dancer at PEDC on the Senior Company, Haylee trains 6 days a week for 30+ hours. She is also a high school student at TEC Connections Academy, which is a virtual school that allows her to train extra hours during the day at the studio. In addition to being a dancer and student, Haylee has a love for choreographing and enjoys sharing her passion for dance with the younger generation. From assisting both recreational and competitive classes at the age of 13, Haylee is honored to now be a teacher and choreographer at PEDC this year. She looks forward to continuing to learn and grow as a dancer and teacher as well as build a strong relationship with all her students while helping them become their best selves.

Shannon Hanegan

Shannon has been a part of the dance family at PEDC for over 30 years, both as a student and as a teacher. She teaches both the recreational and competitive students, and is loved by all. Shannon is known for her fun, patient, and creative teaching style! 

Lindsey Klein

Lindsey is a proud alumni of Patti Eisenhauer Dance Center. She received her BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She spent her performing career working for Walt Disney World as well as Norwegian Cruise Lines, where she traveled the world. She currently is a professor at Boston Conservatory, where she teaches Jazz and also is an audition choreographer for Norwegian Cruise Lines. She is also a proud member of DMA New England Chapter 5, and is passionate about teaching.

Madeleine Knyff

Madeleine has been a dance educator and Gymnastics coach with PEDC  for over 15 years. In addition to her teaching experience, Madeleine also coordinates an assortment of toddler level summer camps and various other studio related events. Madeleine is an enthusiastic member of the dance community and hopes to continue teaching for many years to come. 

Anna McDonnell

Anna is extremely passionate about teaching and choreographing, and loves dance more than anything else! She trained in all styles at PEDC, and currently works with the competitive companies teaching tap and choreographing other styles as well. She loves working with & learning from each member of the PEDC staff as well as connecting with the students as they grow. She works with children of all ages & abilities and is dedicated to helping others in any way she can!

Peter Sabasino

Peter has been dancing since the age of four, and has trained in Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap, Modern, African, Ballroom and Broadway styles. He especially loves Tap, Hip-Hop, and Broadway Jazz! He has studied at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and Indiana University. He was also a Top 16 Finalist on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 6! Peter now travels the world, teaching, choreographing and performing but finds his true love is in teaching, inspiring, and instilling the knowledge he has gained throughout his career with the up and coming dancers of tomorrow.

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