• Coach: Michelle Danner
  • Duration: On-Going
  • Actors: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced
  • Highlights: One on one coaching with renown acting coach


Below are the private acting lesson options with acting coach Michelle Danner.

OPTION 1 for private acting lesson 

Auditioning for Film & Television
Recommended at least 1 hour
This allows you to work on up-coming auditions. You can also have Michelle pick sides for you to work on from the latest the movies ranging from comedy, sitcom, romantic comedy, and all genres of dramatic writing.    Learn to make unique choices.  

OPTION 2 for private acting lesson 

Acting Technique: The Golden Box 
Recommended 10 hours
This is a 10 hour class that can be taken over the course of a month, during 1 or 2 hour sessions.
Discover the answers to the following questions:  
Why are some choices more powerful than others?  
How does one deliver a raw unforgettable performance?
What specific tools can be applied to film, television, and stage work?
How does one develop a personal story from scratch?

OPTION 3 for private acting lesson 

Script Analysis: Choose from film, television & plays
Recommended 2 hours per script
Students learn the mechanics of breaking down a story from screenplays, television, and theater using both dramatic and comedic scripts. 
Explore all the tools an actor can apply to create a memorable performance and acquire the discipline to make powerful choices for auditioning, projects or parts you have booked. You will be given the script to read ahead of time.

OPTION 4 for private acting lessons

Scene Study
Recommended to start with 1 hour
Work on your acting technique from comedic to dramatic material.
Actors are encouraged to explore and work on great writing.
Material will be assigned ahead of time. 


Los Angeles acting classes – Private acting lessons with Michelle Danner

You will form a toolbox of  your own and develop a comprehensive set of “acting tools” when approaching a role or a scene whether it be for film, television or theater.

Work on your acting technique from comedic to dramatic material.

Actors are encouraged to explore and work on great writing.

Bring your own audition pieces, or Michelle can assign material ahead of time!

Top acting school in los angeles – Michelle Danner and her faculty offer private coaching for those who are serious about honing their craft. Whether you have that dream audition approaching or you have already booked the role, a private coaching will give you the extra boost you need to feel confident that you are producing your best work yet. In a private coaching Michelle will guide you in preparing your material by helping to breakdown and analyze your sides and/or scripts in depth. Michelle will then help you make specific and bold choices that will allow you to bring the character to life. Private coaching is an invaluable tool that can take your career to the next level, coach with the best.

Michelle Danner is considered one of the top acting coaches in Los Angeles  as well as film and stage director and  author.

It was her father, who opened the very first William Morris Agency in Paris, France, that instilled a strong passion and work ethic in her that has stayed with her throughout her life.

Michelle has taught acting for the last 24 years and has worked with many A-List Actors privately and on set including: James Franco, Seth MacFarlane, Salma Hayek, Henry Cavill, Zooey Deschanel, Gerard Butler, Chris Rock, Chris Martin, Penelope Cruz, Isla Fisher, Michael Pena, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Jennifer Coolidge, Christian Slater, Catherine Bell, Michelle Rodriguez,  Grant Bowler, Melanie Brown,  Verne Troyer, Gabrielle Union, Common,  Rob Estes,  Marcia Cross,  Kate Del Castillo, Brian McKnight, and many others.

Voted favorite acting coach by Backstage readers. She was brought in for her expert coaching on the WB show The Starlet and was featured with Andy Richter on The Tonight Show with Conan OBrien.

Michelle trained extensively in Paris and New York with Stella Adler and Uta Hagen. She was the Managing Director of the Larry Moss Studio since it’s inception in Los Angeles for 20 years.

She is the Founding Director of Edgemar Center for the Arts and raised $1.3 million to construct the two theaters and the art gallery at the Center. At the opening ceremony, Steven Spielberg commented, “Here we have a venue that can turn out some extremely experienced, daring and resourceful artists.” She is currently serving as Artistic Director and teaches ongoing acting classes in LA at the Michelle Danner Studio, housed at Edgemar.

She teaches acting seminars internationally in South America, Europe, Toronto, Vancouver, Dubai, New York, Sydney and Australia. She has taught in several cities including: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Istanbul, Paris, and Moscow.

Michelle has directed and acted in over thirty plays and musicals in New York and Los Angeles. Her favorite acting credits include Tennessee William’s The Rose Tattoo, which garnered LA Weekly critic’s pick and five Dramalogue awards including best actress; House of Yes, Bright Ideas, Ibsen’s Ghosts the world premiere of One White Crow.

Her highlights at Edgemar have been pioneering new works that include The Night of the Black Cat, a world premiere and 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 TicketHolder awards for acting and musical score. She wrote and directed the world premiere of You’re on the Air, an improv based comedy which is in development to become a movie. She directed the west coast premiere of Hello Herman by John Buffalo Mailer and co-directed Jane Fonda in the Court of Public Opinion starring Anne Archer.

Michelle also produced and acted in the award-winning short film Dos Corazones, which premiered at the Nashville Film Festival and went on to win 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 L.A. Film Awards including Best Director. It starred Jason Alexander, Esai Morales, Ron Perlman, Kimberly Williams, Rob Estes and Alison Eastwood. Her production company, All in Films, has several projects in the works: You’re on the Air, The Bandit Hound II, and The Will To…

Hello Herman starring Norman Reedus (AMC’s The Walking Dead), Martha Higareda, and Garrett Backstrom, premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival to a sold out audience and had its international premiere at the Monaco Charity Film Festival where it won the award for social relevance and was distributed on VOD in 100 million homes across the U.S. by Warner Brothers.

She is putting the finishing touches on her acting book, The Golden Box, which will be released in early 2017. Her latest film, The Bandit Hound, a family comedy starring Catherine Bell, Lou Ferigno, Judd Nelson, Paul Sorvino, and Verne Troyer, released on  2016 by Alchemy and is available in stores and the following digital platforms. Check Film Director & Los Angeles acting coach Michelle Danner’s future producing & directing projects. *Visit her film production company “All In Films,” 

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