In the year 2000, acting coach Michelle Danner and Larry Moss founded Edgemar Center for the Arts, a two theatre and art gallery complex. The Larry Moss Acting Studio has been housed at Edgemar since the cutting of the ribbon in 2002 and has flourished and grown into what is now The Acting Studio at Edgemar.

Our mission is to provide a creative home to a community of passionate actors.

This Los Angeles Acting School encompasses the following acting techniques: Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Chekov, & the Stanislavsky Technique.

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Michelle Danner Los Angeles Acting School Offers: 

* Brad Garrett comedy sitcom class

* The Actor's Golden Box with Michelle Danner

* Audition for Film & Television

* Scene Study, all levels

* Improv Class *Casting Director

* Voice Intensives

* 3, 6 &12 Month Well Rounded Actor Training

* We sponsor M1 Visa

MICHELLE DANNER has coached many A-List Actors privately and on set including Gerad Butler, Chris Rock, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Penelope Cruz, Michael Pena, Isla Fisher, Common, Salma Hayek, Brian McKnight, James Franco, Marcia Cross, Christian Slater, Catherine Bell, Zooey Deschanel, Gabrielle Union, Justin Chatwin, Justine Wadell, Rob Estes, Rick Fox, and Sally Kellerman among many others. She trained with Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, and Bill Esper. For the last nineteen years she has run the Larry Moss Studio at Edgemar Center for the Arts. Her highlights at Edgemar include producing The Night of the Black Cat, 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 Ticket Holder awards for acting and musical score. Last year she wrote and directed You’re on the Air an improv based comedy which is currently under development to become a movie. She recently directed the Los Angeles premiere of Hello Herman by John Buffalo Mailer. She was the acting coach expert on comedy on the WB show “The Starlet”. She was voted favorite acting coach by Backstage readers. Once a year Michelle directs for the industry the multi media event Scene Bites. Michelle, alongside Larry Moss, is the founder and Artistic Director of Edgemar Center for the Arts and The Edgemar Theatre Group. She raised 1.3 million in Capital campaign which went to the construction of the two theatres and the art gallery. Her production company, All In Films, is in development for several film projects: You’re on the Air, The Will To… and just completed principle photography on the feature film Hello Herman. Visit to watch the trailer.

“The Michelle Danner acting studio is known as one of the best Los Angeles Acting Schools. I signed up for her acting conservatory & I love it! What I learned in the Golden Box has changed my life & has allowed me to see where I could grow into the phenomenal star I’m destined to be. I recommend that every serious actor gets into these acting workshops and learns how to use their Golden Box!” 

-Thomas Miller

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Jan 2000 - Present

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