To The Pointe Dance Academy 

Ballet     Tap     Jazz     Lyrical     Pointe   Hip Hop

Meet Our Staff

Keene` Nordin-Shore: (Artistic Director/Instructor) 

Keene` has 24 years of dance experience and has been teaching for over 10 years. She is well versed in all areas of dance including classical ballet, pointe, jazz and lyrical, pom and musical theatre. Keene`is a master technician of the Cecchetti Method and works to impart strong technique and correct terminology to her students. She prides herself on her ability to convey corrections while remaining positive and putting an encouraging spin on each critique she gives.

 As a young dancer, Keene` studied under Ben Stevenson and performed with Texas Ballet Theatre, including in their annual production of The Nutcracker. In her teenage years, Keene` studied at Dance Gallery under the direction of Jennifer Lumpkins where she won many awards within the competition circuit. In 2007, Keene` served as captain of the award winning Honeycomb Drill Team for Brewer High School. 

She has many experiences in the sports and entertainment field of dance, including the University of North Texas’ pom squad and the Rally Cats Promotional Dancers for the Fort Worth Cats Baseball Club. During the years of 2009 - 2012, Keene` competed in the Miss Texas Scholarship Organization, a preliminary to the Miss America Organization. She was very successful during her years of pageantry, placing 6th overall and earning several thousands of dollars in scholarships. 

Keene`serves as an adjudicator for BravO! National Talent Competition & judges auditions for her high school alumni, the Brewer Honeycombs. Keene` has also judged for multiple children’s pageants and talent shows within the DFW area.  

She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and holds a Bachelors of Science in University Studies. Keene` finds the most joy in passing on her passion of dance to her students and watching them grow as dancers and individuals.

Gabby Azios: (Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Jazz)

Gabby began training in studios at a young age and became involved in drill team her sophomore year of high school. After high school, Gabby spent two years as a Kilgore College Rangerette where she had the honor of serving as a Lieutenant, in addition to being a part of Industry Dance Company. Gabby then went on to study dance for a semester at Chapman University in Orange, CA. This spring, shebwill be continuing her collegiate education at Texas Christian University with the privilege of performing as a TCU Showgirl. Gabby is excited to join the TTP staff and is looking forward to a great year!

Shelia Nordin: (Office Manager) 

Shelia is a long-time dance mom and spent many years watching her daughter’s dance classes, competitions and recitals. Together, she and Keene` opened TTP in 2013. Mrs. Shelia is a retired  pre-school teacher from Harvest United Methodist Early Learning Center where she taught for seven years.