Michelle’s Bio

Michelle Danner is the founding and artistic director of The Edgemar Center for the Arts a cultural arts center in Santa Monica, CA.    

She is a renowned actor, director and award-winning acting coach. Her studio encompasses the following acting techniques: Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Chekhov, & the Stanislavsky Technique.   

Michelle Danner works with many A-List actors privately and on set including Chris Rock, Gerard Butler, Seth MacFarlane, Melanie Brown, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Penelope Cruz, Grant Bowler, Michael Pena, Isla Fisher, Common, Salma Hayek, Brian McKnight, James Franco, Marcia Cross, Christian Slater, Catherine Bell, Zooey Deschanel, Gabrielle Union, Justine Wadell, Rick Fox, Kellan Lutz and Michelle Rodriguez among many others.

She has trained personally with Stella Adler, Uta Hagen and managed the Larry Moss Studio for twenty years. She teaches classes at The Michelle Danner Acting Studio www.michelledanner.com and teaches internationally in Toronto, Vancouver, Dubai, Sydney, Paris, South Africa, and New York the Golden Box and auditioning for film and television. 

Danner was the acting coach expert on the WB show “The Starlet” and was voted favorite acting coach by Backstage readers.  In 2009 she appeared on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” giving an acting lesson to Andy Richter. Danner is the founders of the Edgemar Center for the Arts www.edgemarcenter.org and The Edgemar Theatre Group.  She raised $1.3 million in which went to the construction of two theatres and an art gallery.

Michelle Danners latest directorial film “Hello Herman” written by john Buffolo Mailler
stars Norman Reedus from the “Walking Dead” & “Boondock Saints” & Marta Higareda. The movie premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival and international premiered at the Monaco Charity Film Festival winning the award for socially relevant film. The film opened on June 7, 2013 in nationwide with simultaneous availability on VOD in 100 million homes.  The trailer for Hello Herman can be viewed at www.allinfilms.com.  Her production company, All in Films, have several film projects in development: You’re on the AirThe Bandit Hound, and The Will To.

She has two books coming out in 2014, The Daily Ritual and The Golden Box.