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Phone: 310.392.0815

The Michelle Danner Acting Studio is one of the best acting schools in California and the U.S.

For international students who require a student visa, our Los Angeles Acting School issues the I-20 Form, which will allow you to apply for a student visa. 

We are able to sponsor actors to study for up to three years. We offer a three-year well-rounded acting conservatory

We also offer short term acting classes as well as an acting conservatory of 3, 6, 12 months and up to 3 years. Our short- and long-term acting intensives are offered for beginner, intermediate, and advanced actors who are committed to realizing their dreams of being accomplished actors.

What Makes Our Acting School One of the Best in the U.S.

Our acting school is for proactive people who want to work as actors on stage, film, and television. The techniques and tools we impart can be used when approaching a role or a scene, for film, television, or theater.

  1. Our philosophy is that you can draw upon all different acting techniques, including Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Chekhov, and Stanislavski to form your own individual toolbox.
  2. You will learn from working actors, directors, and producers and are encouraged to get out into the real world and audition for short films, independent projects, and web series once you are ready.
  3. The well-rounded acting intensive is an in-depth, performance-based curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in stage, film, or television.



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Learn Acting at One of the Best Acting Schools in the US

Whether you are in Los Angeles or located internationally and want to study at a top acting school we customize an acting program to create a well-rounded training acting intensive.

The following are examples of acting classes that can be selected:

  • Audition for Film and Television On-Camera Class
  • Acting Theory: The Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg Acting Technique, Stella Adler 
  • Technique, Utah Hagen and the Method acting technique.
  • The Golden Box Master Class: 2 Day Technique Analysis with Michelle Danner
  • Scene Study Class
  • Voice and Speech Class
  • Improvisation
  • Breaking into the Hollywood: The Business of Acting
  • Script Analysis
  • Musical theater
  • Stage combat
  • Accent Reduction

Why Choose the Michelle Danner Acting Studio?

Michelle Danner is a film and stage director, an author, and a world-renowned acting coach.  Michelle has taught acting for the last 29 years and has worked with many A-List Actors privately and on set such as Henry Cavill, Gerard Butler, Abigail Breslin, Zooey Deschanel, Penelope Cruz, Andy Garcia, Salma Hayek, James Franco, Seth Macfarlane, Michelle Rodriguez, Isla Fisher, Luke Wilson,Emily Van Camp, Donald Sutherland, Kyle MacLachlan, Mireille Enos, Taryn Manning, Ryan Phillippe, Chris Rock, Enrique Murciano, Josh Bowman. She teaches the Golden Box Acting workshops in South America, Europe, Canada, Dubai, New York, and Australia.

She teaches the Golden Box Acting workshops in South America, Europe, Canada, Dubai, New York, and Australia.

It was her father, who opened the very first William Morris Agency in Paris, France, that instilled a strong passion and work ethic that has stayed with her throughout her life. Michelle has taught acting for the last 29 years and has worked with many A-List Actors privately and on set and was Voted favorite acting coach by Backstage readers. She was brought in for her expert coaching with Andy Richter on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and featured on the WB show The Starlet.

Michelle trained extensively in Paris and New York with Stella Adler and Uta Hagen. She is the Founding Director of Edgemar Center for the Arts, designed by Frank Ghery, 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 classes at the Michelle Danner Studio and the Los Angeles Acting Conservatory.

Her highlights at Edgemar have been pioneering new works. Michelle has directed and acted in over thirty plays and musicals in New York and Los Angeles. Her favorite acting and directing credits include Tennessee William’s The Rose Tattoo, which garnered critic’s pick and awards including best actress and directing Jane Fonda in the Court of Public Opinion starring Anne Archer.

In 2006, she made her feature film directing debut How to go Out on a Date in Queens, starring Jason Alexander, Esai Morales and Ron Perlman.

Her second film Hello Herman starring Norman Reedus, Martha Higareda, and Garrett Backstrom. It 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. The Bandit Hound, directed by Michelle Danner, a family comedy starring Catherine Bell, Lou Ferigno, Judd Nelson, Paul Sorvino, and Verne Troyer, was released in 2016.

Michelle’s Film “Bad Impulse” was released in December 2022, starring Grant Bowler, Sonya Walger and Paul Sorvino.

She is in Post-Production for the Courtroom Suspense Drama “Miranda’s Victim” starring Abigail Breslin, Ryan Phillippe, Luke Wilson, Emily VanCamp, Mireille Enos, Kyle MacLachlan, Andy Garcia and Donald Sutherland about the creation of the Miranda Rights.

The action Thriller “The Runner” is being released by Saban Film in exclusive Theaters in August and widely on Demand starring Edouard Phillipponnat, Cameron Douglas, Elisabeth Röhm and Eric Balfour.

She is in Pre-Production for several Projects including the Romantic Comedy “Starstruck” and the family Comedy “The Italians”.

What is our Teaching Technique?

  1. The Michelle Danner Acting Studio, one of the best acting schools in California, recognizes that every actor is unique. We help students to develop their own “Golden Box” of techniques and tools that they can use at any time. The acting school’s techniques are based on Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Chekhov, & the Stanislavsky Technique.
  2. When you study at one of the best acting schools in the US, we will teach you to develop your very own toolbox called the “Golden Box.” You will accumulate a comprehensive set of “acting tools” when approaching a role or a scene, whether it be for film, television, or theater.
  3. We provide a safe and proactive environment that fosters creativity in our students. Our students are encouraged to take risks and work on challenging and daring material that will stretch them as actors and push them beyond their limits.
  4. Our classes are kept small so that each student has the opportunity to work in every class. We ensure that each student receives the care and attention necessary to grow as an actor.

What Qualifications Do Our Teachers Have?

You will be taught by one of the most well-respected and in-demand acting coaches in Hollywood. Michelle Danner has worked for years privately and on set with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Our faculty of acting teachers have graduated from some of the most prestigious programs in the world, including Yale and Julliard, and they are currently working as actors and directors.

Schedule a one-on-one interview to learn about all the acting classes and acting courses we offer in Los Angeles and online at one of the best acting schools in the United States.

Learn Acting For Film By Acting In Films

If acting is your passion, attending our acting school will help put your dream into practice. Our performing arts school in Los Angeles trains actors to become professional working actors in theatre and film. An actor or model wanting to prepare for auditions should take on-camera auditioning classes. After an 8-week acting workshop, you should be ready to look for and apply to auditions, casting calls, open casting calls, and roles on Backstage. Click here to read acting tips from Michelle Danner.

CALL (310) 392-0815 or Contact us today to learn more about our Visa programs and see why we are considered to be the best acting schools in the US!

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