Get to Know Michelle Danner Acting Studio

For decades, Michelle Danner Acting Studio has transformed careers and given actors the tools they need to master their craft in the industry. We believe that every role, whether it’s theater, film, or television, requires a specialized approach. That means learning multiple acting techniques, methods, and styles of acting to help you get to the heart of every role.

Our acting coaches have extensive knowledge and years of experience in the film industry. Michelle Danner is a renowned actor, director, and acclaimed acting coach. She has worked with many A-list actors privately as well as on set.

Michelle Danner has taught James Franco, Zooey Deschanel, Gerard Butler, Penelope Cruz, Michelle Rodriguez, and many more. Michelle Danner is also a well-established and successful feature film director.

Her upcoming film “The Runner,” is an action thriller starring Cameron Douglas (son of Michael Douglas) and alumni Edouard Philipponnat and Jessica Amlee. The film has played at 28 festivals around the country where it has won numerous awards. “The Runner” is Danner’s sixth directorial project to date. Her first, 2006’s “How to Go Out on a Date in Queens,” starred Jason Alexander, Ron Perlman, and Enrique Murciano. She also helmed the psychological Horror Thriller “Hello Herman” starring Norman Reedus in 2012. The film opened nationwide and was distributed by Warner Brothers to 100 million homes in the United States and the comedy “The Bandit Hound” in 2016 with Judd Nelson, Lou Ferrigno, Catherine Bell, and Joe Flannigan. In 2019, “Bad Impulse,” a psychological thriller film, won Best Narrative Feature at the 2019 International Independent Film Awards and the Best Director Award at the 2019 Culver City Film Festival.

Michelle Danner also teaches internationally in Europe, Toronto, Vancouver, Dubai, Australia, South America, and New York. She was voted favorite acting coach by Backstage readers. Michelle trained with Stella Adler and Uta Hagen.

Our Acting Philosophy

Our acting philosophy is to take a customized approach with every actor to help them create their very own “Golden Box.” This Golden Box is a unique set of tools and acting techniques thoughtfully developed between teacher and student so you can ace your audition with confidence and get the roles you want. Our approach has helped launch the careers of dozens of actors in Hollywood. Henry Cavill, Michael Peña, Chris Martin, and many more have all walked the halls of our Los Angeles acting school.

What We Offer

Michelle Danner Acting Studio offers a wide variety of acting classes in-person and online for adults, teens, and children including Film and TV On-Camera Acting, Improvisation, Scene Study, Demo Reels, Breaking into Hollywood, Method Acting, Stella Adler Technique, Meisner Acting Technique, The Stanislavski method, Script Analysis, and so much more. Whether you’re in person or want to take acting classes online, The Michelle Danner Acting Studio is here to help you reach your goal and achieve your dreams.

Enroll now and start your career today!

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