The Michelle Danner Los Angeles Acting School, offers sponsorship to international students who aspire to begin, improve, or hone their craft, while enhancing their acting resumes. Through the M1 Visa Program international actors are able to study & work in the beautiful, world famous, Santa Monica CA! Our unique varied level classes, many taught by renowned acting coach and Founder of the Center, Michelle Danner, can be customized to your specific needs and goals. Wherever you are in your acting journey, we provide the tools to move to the next level. Michelle’s experience in the industry as an actor and coach of Oscar winning actors, gives her a unique insight into the world of acting!
Acting classes we offer:
The Golden Box, a two day acting intensive teaches actors to draw upon all different acting techniques. As a result students will form a toolbox of their own. Michelle Danner Golden Box technique draws upon Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Chekhov & the Stanislavsky Technique. Michelle teaches a technique that is effective for actors of all different levels. The Golden Box emphasizes on how to get out of one’s head and learning to completely live in the moment, by finding unique emotional triggers based on personal experiences. Actors around the world have found success studying with Michelle because she takes the emphasis off of the “method”, and helps actors rediscover their own creativity. Michelle will push you to grow out of acting, and into artistry.
VOICE AND SPEECH
This class focuses on voice and text work with storytelling and solo work techniques. Our unique approach to voice is designed to liberate the natural voice and thereby develop a vocal technique. This technique serves the freedom of human expression, helping actors produce a full-bodied performance. When you access your inner strength, you’ll not only empower your acting skills, but you’ll increase your bookings.
Scene Study provides the best opportunity for the committed actor to flex their acting muscles, and refine their craft on a consistent basis. Actors are taught the foundations of technique through opening emotional exercises. Those are used to warm up the actor’s instrument, and introduce the tools that will be applied to their scene work. In this acting class students learn how to use all of their technique, and harness it for performance. Students will explore how to apply a back story to the characters that they are creating. At the same time they will be working on contemporary and classical scenes and monologues. This weekly workout allows actors to test their performance abilities in a safe and playful environment. Emphasis is placed on learning to make the best physical, emotional, and vocal choices.
BREAKING INTO HOLLYWOOD
Learn what you need to break through in your career and prepare the tools you need to succeed! An interactive workshop that answers questions such as:
– Getting a headshot and show reel that stands out among hundreds!
– How to get into SAG-AFTRA!
– Creating a resume that gets you called in!
– Finding agents, managers, lawyers and publications!
– How casting works!
– Developing an individualized strategy for your career!
Free the natural voice from obstacles that block full expression.
This course will introduce the student to the Standard American Dialect. Actors will be required to perform one monologue-fully memorized and in front of the class using Standard American Dialect. It is to be chosen from a Contemporary source. The Contemporary monologue can be from a film, TV show, or from the theatre.
This class is taught by Barbara Bragg who holds an MFA from Yale Drama School.
This is a class for Actors, Writers, Directors, and anyone who is passionate about storytelling. Students will analyze scripts and will work on scenes from different genres of screenplays, television, and plays. Such as Match Point, American Beauty, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Little Miss Sunshine, Bridesmaids, and many more.
• Students will work through a thorough comprehension of breaking down story, characters, conflicts, and language from dramatic and comedic scripts.
• There will be in depth discussion of all the tools an actor applies to create their performance.
• The class will help to acquire the tools to break down a story thematically and the discipline to make powerful choices whether you are auditioning for a project or have booked the part.
AUDITIONS FOR FILMS AND TV
Working in front of the camera is an art all by itself. You have to risk letting it capture the most secret parts of you. Actors practice in front of the camera with sides from movies and TV shows. They range from comedy, sitcom, romantic comedy, slapstick, dark comedy, and all genres of dramatic writing. *Playback is watched on television and the big screen. Students learn to stamp their signatures on a character with unique choices. This class aims to exercise an ease working in front of the camera and the confidence to perform and to shine in every audition.
It is no secret that there is an industry demand for skilled improv actors. They are quick on their feet and take risks with confidence. This is an improvisational workout geared towards helping actors find creativity and enhance their skills as a performer. Build scenes, Take risks and find unique choices that are memorable. Develop strong and exciting characters, Get out of your head and open your eyes to new performance possibilities.
ACTING TECHNIQUES: MEISNER TECHNIQUE, STRASBERG, STELLA ADLER ACTING TECHNIQUES
Work on stage and learn the practical hands on approach to acting utilizing the Meisner technique, Strasberg and Stella Adler’s approach to acting.
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ACTOR DEMO REELS | CREATE YOUR REEL | LOS ANGELES
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Singing programs we offer:
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CHOOSING A SONG THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU
The class will cover topics such as voice control, breath control, music theory and more.
EDITING YOUR SONG CHOICE
Students learn how to record and edit music on their computer.
HOW TO SING LIKE A PRO
Sing some of today’s biggest hits including some gems seen on the TV show ‘American Idol’. This program culminates in a final showcase in front of a live audience. Each student will receive an edited DVD recording of their performance as well as a demo reel with their personalized song recorded by our musical director and technician.
LEARNING HOW TO PERFORM - BRINGING YOUR SONG TO LIFE
Students work on the fundamentals of Acting, Improvisation, Dance and Movement. Learn hip hop moves, jazz, and/or modern dance.
Acting opportunities for our students
Students have various acing opportunities. Such as auditioning for acting parts or work/intern on our latest movies, audition for the various theater productions, and participate in our yearly film festival. These opportunities give students the chance to build their resumes. As well as their IMDB credits, through practical training. All In Films is an independent film production company. At the helm are Michelle Danner & Alexandra Guarnieri. The mission of All In Films is to produce high-quality, independent movies geared to entertain & spark social commentary. check out the website at www.allinfilms.com. **Through the improvisational classes students have the opportunity to be part of the latest Web Series “Uncensored Hollywood” & gain IMDB credit as well as add professional reel footage. Actor Demo Reels | Create Your Reel | Los Angeles