Edgemar Center for the Arts

Santa Monica, CA

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The Acting Studio at Edgemar Center For The Arts

* The Actor's Golden Box with Michelle Danner
* Audition for Film & Television
* Scene Study, all levels
* Improv Class *Casting Director
* Voice Intensives
* 3, 6 &12 Month Well Rounded Actor Training
*If you want to work or study in Hollywood, the Michelle Danner's Acting Studio also offers M1 Visa Sponsorship for students who are accepted into the Well-rounded Actor’s Training Intensive!


Michelle Danner has coached many A-List Actors privately and on set including Gerad Butler, Chris Rock, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Penelope Cruz, Michael Pena, Isla Fisher, Common, Salma Hayek, Brian McKnight, James Franco, Marcia Cross, Christian Slater, Catherine Bell, Zooey Deschanel, Gabrielle Union, Justin Chatwin, Justine Wadell, Rob Estes, Rick Fox, and Kellen Lutz among many others. She trained with Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, and Bill Esper. For the last nineteen years she has run the Larry Moss Studio at Edgemar Center for the Arts.

Her highlights at Edgemar include producing The Night of the Black Cat, winner of the 2005 Best Musical of the Year at the Los Angeles Music Awards. She directed the world premiere of Mental the Musical, winner of several 17th Annual Ticket Holder awards for acting and musical score. Last year she wrote and directed You’re on the Air an improv based comedy which is currently under development to become a movie. She recently directed the Los Angeles premiere of Hello Herman by John Buffalo Mailer.

She produced and acted in the award-winning short Dos Corazones, directed by Larry Moss, which won Best Cinematography & Audience Favorite at the Malibu Film Festival. In 2006 she made her feature film-directing debut How to go Out on a Date in Queens which was nominated and won four LA Film Awards including Best Director. It starred Jason Alexander, Esai Morales, Ron Perlman, Kimberly Williams, Rob Estes, and Alison Eastwood. After being theatrically released it’s now available everywhere on video and also aired nationwide on the Sunday Night Movie of the Week Memorial Day weekend 2008.

She was the acting coach expert on comedy on the WB show “The Starlet”. She was voted favorite acting coach by Backstage readers. Once a year Michelle directs for the industry the multi media event Scene Bites. She was featured coaching Andy Richter on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien in July 2009.

Michelle, alongside Larry Moss, is the founder and Artistic Director of Edgemar Center for the Arts and The Edgemar Theatre Group. She raised 1.3 million in Capital campaign which went to the construction of the two theatres and the art gallery. Her production company, Capricorn Films, is in development for several film projects: You’re on the Air, The Will To… and Hello Herman which is slated to start principal photography in 2010.

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