Yelp Reviews from our Students
Yelp Reviews “I RECOMMEND THIS ACTING SCHOOL WITH ALL MY HEART”
“3 Years ago, I decided to enrich my acting “toolbox” and join the Michelle Danner’s acting studio. I’m so happy that my instincts have led me to the right school. Originally, I applied for the one-month intensive course, but I fell in love with this school and couldn’t leave… 🙂 I decided to prolong my stay for one more month. , but still, there was so much left to learn and explore.
After a few months, I decided to come back and do the full program. The warmth and caring atmosphere, the great teachers and the variety of fascinating classes make the Michelle Danner acting studio the perfect “home” for actors. Michelle has lots of experience and knowledge and she generously shares it with her students. She knows the industry really well, coached and worked with known talented actors and always have exciting and interesting stories to tell. She always pushes us to challenge ourselves and explore different scenes, characters, emotions, feelings, physicality and sensual memories. She is a great inspiration and a wonderful teacher. I want to give a shout out to Derek Reid who teaches Improv and “On- Camera”. Derek is an amazing teacher and an amazing person. His accuracy, his knowledge, his attention to every detail, professionalism, wit and his incredible passion for acting made me grow as an actor and as a person. He also provides many opportunities that would build you as an actor. I participate in his great web series “Black Spiderman” as Ms. Marvel, I performed in many improv shows and comic – cons across California Performed in the musical “LA LA LANDO” which was a big success in the San Francisco Comic-Con, played the role of Vivienne in The Bond play ” From her eyes only” and many more.” – Meitar P.
Yelp Reviews “BEST ACTING CLASS IN LA”
I really enjoy the community here. It has many international students from all over the world and I really appreciate the depth and uniqueness of the school. I have made lifelong friends here as well.” – Benjamin C.
Yelp Reviews “THIS SCHOOL TRAINS AN ACTOR TO LEARN AND EXPERIENCE EVERY ASPECT OF ACTING”
Michelle danner also teaches the business side of the industry, with a class called breaking into hollywood. the teachers are supportive and passionate that work in the industry and have graduated from prestigious performing arts school such as Yale drama school and Juliard. Michelle Danner is a film director so the added benefit is that casting opportunities.” – Typhaine G.
Yelp Reviews “THE SCHOOL IS VERY WELL CONNECTED TO THE INDUSTRY”
Despite the fact that i am an advanced actor I loved the golden box acting technique with Michelle Danner, it was extremely useful. Michelle Danner will give you: a tool box every actor needs with dozens of exercises, hundreds of useful tips, great friendly and conversational atmosphere and thousands of smart words and thoughts. this acting technique class was well worth my time.
She is a respected top acting coach and you can see why after taking this 2 day intensive.
Michelle showed the actors in the class so many advanced and special ways of working on developing characters, and learning to go deeper emotionally and on finding literally ANY emotion to be used in developing in dept multi layered characters.
Both days passed so fast, that it was sad when it ended.” – Alex D.
The on camera audition class is the most effective way for actors to see exactly what works and perhaps more importantly, what does not work for them in front of the camera. Students are placed in a mock audition simulation and given material from popular films and television series. They are given limited time before the first taped audition in order to sharpen their cold read skills. After each student’s audition has been taped, the recordings are watched and critiqued by the teacher and the other students. After the actors receive their notes and direction, they are given more ample time to work on the material and make adjustments. Above all else, watching your own read on screen amongst peers is the most valuable aspect of this class. This is the most essential and informative class to any and every actor wanting to pursue on camera work.” – Randy B.
Yelp Reviews “BEST ACTING SCHOOL IN LA”
As for actors and training they have amazing classes. I’m currently in Michelle Danner’s Scene study class and it was great. She was down to earth and really listening to her student’s needs. The space felt safe and at the same time pushing each actor past their comfort level. This is a great place for Actors to study, because 90% of the actors in this class are working!!! Success breeds success, put yourself among successful people, you’ll probably end up pretty successful yourself.
I also took Brad Garret’s (Everybody Loves Raymond) comedy sit -com class, and it was pretty cool to see such compassion from such a big guy 🙂 Great advice and a positive coaching technique. He’s a funny, funny guy.
I start on-camera class next week (YES ITS YOUR ONE STOP ACTING SHOP))
The cost?? It’s an investment for serious actors. The teachers are working directors, actors, etc… they are connected in the industry AND amazing, so it’s worth every dime. If anything changes, I’ll keep you posted (whew, sorry for all the words. What can I say I’m an Actor :).” – Sojeong K.
Yelp Reviews “TO SAY THIS CLASS IS AN INTENSE IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT”
Yet, in spite of the risk, making the classroom into a welcoming, supportive, loving environment is where Ms. Danner has her greatest success. Through her conversational approach, she puts the students at ease. Through her long history in the business and her experience with titans of the acting world she establishes her expertise and the validity of her approach. Finally, and most importantly, through her respect for her students she creates an environment in which it is clear that the students not only have her support, but have the support of one another. Students soon benefit from the understanding of the innately collaborative experience of acting, that an actor emoting in a vacuum is not enough to make a show – that they need to rely on each other and to invest in each other to create something great.
Aside from helping actors understand proper techniques of finding and justifying emotions, Ms. Danner demonstrated ways of interacting with the environment in emotive ways, provided suggestions on how to appropriately analyze scripts, and tips on navigating the industry. Over all the class was hugely helpful, not only in learning how to think about emotion and to properly emote, but in fostering an understanding of the world of acting as whole. What was perhaps most interesting about the class was its universality. The student make up included beginners as well as long-time actors, and Ms. Danner’s approach equally benefited all type of students. For beginners the workshop provided an accessible entry into perceptions of emotion and emotional triggers. On the other hand, advanced students were able to practice what they already know about emoting with the advantage of having someone who thoroughly understands the craft guiding them through the process. This class deserves a very strong recommendation.” – Alexandra A.
Yelp Reviews “I RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANNYONE”
“Had a professional reel done from the staff at this school for my daughter and I tell you this was the best experience ever. My daughter was highly satisfied with the staff and the project. I recommend this school to anyone who’s looking to break into acting for training/ enhance their current skills or to have a professional reel done…” – Latasha J.
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Schedule a one on one interview with Michelle Danner to be considered for enrollment and to learn about all the acting classes and acting courses we offer in Los Angeles. *Learn how to stand out in the audition room.
The Michelle Danner Acting Studio’s philosophy is that artists can draw upon all different acting techniques and form an individual toolbox, their own Golden Box. We will help you to develop your own “Golden Box” of techniques and tools that you can use when approaching a role or a scene, whether it be for film, television, or theater. The Acting School’s acting techniques are based on Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Chekhov, & the Stanislavsky Technique.
Michelle Danner is an international film director & acting coach. Her student list include James Franco, Seth MacFarlane, Salma Hayek, Henry Cavill, Zooey Deschanel, Gerard Butler, Chris Rock, Chris Martin, Penelope Cruz, Michael Pena, Michelle Rodriguez, Kate Del Castillo and many others.
Stella Adler Technique| Meisner Acting Technique| The Stanislavski Method| Uta Hagen Technique.
Below is a list of some of our acting classes:
Acting Workshops: Breaking into Hollywood
Acting Workshops: Golden Box
Voice & Speech Class
Musical theatre classes Los Angeles
Accent Reduction Classes
Private coaching for film and tv auditions
Summer Camps Los Angeles | Acting Classes for teens
Auditioning for film and TV | Teen and kids