Director of Dance & Cheer
Teri Brown McKinney
Coach Teri is the director of the Nationally ranked T-N-T Explosion All Star Cheer Program and the Nationally ranked "Psyche Hip-Hop Dance Crew." A graduate and past cheerleader/song leader of Tahoe-n-Truckee High School. She has been coaching cheer teams since 1999. Specializes in coaching competitive cheer teams ages 3 - adult, she is teach level 1-5 tumbling, first aid/CPR certified, and AACCA certified. With over 20 years of dance experience in ballet, jazz, and tap, Teri is the trifecta. Also a choreographer and a Judge for Competitive Cheer and Dance. Also Director of four Artown Productions.
Teri is dedicated to her team members to make their experiences with
T-N-T & PDC to be positive and uplifting for the members. During the span of 20 years of coaching, Teri has taken her cheer and dance teams to win first place and national championships. Along with those wins, her teams have gone to win regional titles. She is a strong believer in teaching the team members a sense of community, and giving back to those who support you. Teri encourages self-esteem, self-discipline, leadership, and family values. A cancer survivor, and a student at TMCC pursuing a Law Degree. Teri is a huge promoter for living a healthy life-style.
Coach of Cheer & Tumble Zachary Hanham
Coach Zachary has been a competitive All Star cheerleader for fourteen years. He has complete on teams that have won Nationally titles. He has been coaching All Star teams and coaching tumbling class for 4 years at TNT. He loves sharing his passion for cheerleading with all his athletes he trains. In Coach Zachary's off time he enjoys hiking with his dogs and dirt bike riding. He also is a student at TMCC College.
Zachary is a cancer survivor and lives life to the fullest.
Miss Fanci Co-Director of Dance Programs
Fanci Valles has been a dancer in the Reno, NV area for 29 years training at many local studios along with companies in New York and L.A. She started choreographing and teaching at the age of 16 at studios, theaters and high schools.
She was voted "Best Dance Instructor for 2019" in the Reno Gazette Journal's "Best Of" She danced in a Whitesnake video and is the Director and choreographer of "Lavish Vaudeville, a variety act company in the Reno area. She believes in herself, as well as every dancer she teaches from ages 3-60!!
Building confidence, character and technique is her true gift. Fanci is also a mother of two beautiful girls.