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Refine Dance Studio was co-founded by Briana Fallon and David Visini in August of 2020. Located in Danvers, Massachusetts right on Route 1 North, Refine offers dance classes to all ages, ranging from preschoolers to adults, in many different styles. Here at Refine, we want everyone to be the best that they can be. We achieve this by having a welcoming, respectful, and nourishing environment in and out of the studio. Every dancer that walks through our door will be encouraged, supported, and cared for throughout their time at Refine. We constantly strive to do better for our faculty, students, and community to ensure that we can provide a premier dance education to all.
Owner, Director of Dance, Teacher
Briana grew up a gymnast turned dancer from Danvers, MA. She trained at Yellow Jackets Gymnastics, down the street from Refine, where she competed for 10 years on their team. At 13, Briana made the switch from gymnastics to ballet dancing at Gene Murray School of Dance in Salem. In high school, she traveled to Boston dancing at Jeannette Neill Dance Studio in their youth company, Boston Youth Moves, training 5-8 hours a day, 6 days a week. There, she had the great privilege to dance for legends like Chita Rivera, Mitzi Gaynor, Baayork Lee, Richard Gere, and Tommy Tune. Briana attended The Ailey School at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York City at 16 for their summer intensive. She later graduated cum laude with a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory.
After college, Briana moved to New York City to pursue her musical theatre and dance career. She was given the opportunity to work Off-Broadway on two productions, Anything Goes and Funny Face, as a performer in the ensemble/dance captain. On top of performing in the city, she choreographed for New York Theatre Barn’s Choreography Lab and traveled to 20+ states as a dance competition judge. Briana has performed at top regional theatres across the country like North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre by the Sea, and Arts Center of Coastal Carolina to name a few.
Briana is a proud member of two unions, the Actor’s Equity Association and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
In 2019, Briana moved back to her home state to work as a full-time performer, director, choreographer, and dance teacher in the North Shore/Boston area. She has performed in numerous productions at North Shore Music Theatre, Mamma Mia! and Disney's Mary Poppins ranking as some of her favorites. In addition to performing at NSMT, Briana has worked as an assistant director/choreographer on several productions, most recently, A Christmas Carol. In fall of 2019, she began teaching dance classes at North Shore Music Theatre for their adult and children’s education program.
This past winter, Briana performed in the World Premiere of Swan Lake in Blue, a tap and jazz dance production of the classic Swan Lake, at Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham.
“I feel very fortunate to have had the most incredible teachers/mentors growing up. I’m ecstatic to begin my own dance studio where I hope to continue the fantastic lessons I was given as a student, with students of my own.”
Arts Administrator, Teacher
David grew up in San Mateo, California just south of San Francisco. Born into a theatre and music-driven family, David started tap dancing at a young age and loved it instantly. He studied tap, ballet, and jazz throughout his youth at Dance Arts Center, with an emphasis in tap. David drove to the city of San Francisco every week for private tap lessons with the world-renowned tap and Joffrey Ballet dancer, Sam Webber.
David moved to the east coast for college where he pursued his BFA in Musical Theatre at Rider University. Throughout the summers in college, he performed at regional theatres across the country including Forestburgh Playhouse, and Gateway Playhouse under the direction of Randy Skinner. On top of regional theatres, David also studied at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival with famous choreographers like Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and Chet Walker (Pippin).
Upon graduating, David moved to New York City to pursue his musical theatre career. He continued his work regionally at North Shore Music Theatre, Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival, and The Palace Theatre. While living in NYC, David had the great pleasure of performing Off-Broadway in Anything Goes.
Less than a year ago, David moved to the North Shore of Massachusetts and continues to share his skills as a tap teacher in the area.