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The Acting Studio at Edgemar, formerly known as The Larry Moss Studio, is one of the top acting centers in Los Angeles, and offers sponsorship to international actors who aspire to begin, improve, or polish their acting skill set, and expand their acting resumes. Through the M1 Visa Program international actors are able to study & work in beautiful, world famous, Santa Monica CA!

Acting Coach Michelle Danner has worked with A List talent privately and on set including Chris Rock, Gerard Butler, Seth MacFarlane, Melanie Brown, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Penelope Cruz, Verne Troyer, Grant Bowler, Kate Del Castillo, 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 Michelle Rodriguez among many others.

The acting school offers individual acting classes, 3, 6, and 12 month conservatories for well rounded training. The conservatory courses are for actors interested in learning the craft at a more accelerated pace. The techniques taught are diverse and encompass the following schools of acting: Meisner, Hagen, Strasberg, Chekhov, Adler, and the Stanislavsky Technique. The Michelle Danner Acting School also provides M1 visa sponsorship for international actors.

Our 3, 6 to 12 month programs are an amazing opportunity to explore the acting scene in Hollywood, the entertainment capital of the world.

Many working actors attend classes which makes for great networking. Our unique, multi-level classes, many taught by renowned acting coach and Co-Founder of the Center, Michelle Danner, can be customized to your specific needs and goals. Wherever you are in your acting journey, we provide the tools to move to the next level.

Opportunities for Students

  Our students have the ability to be part of the following:  film productions, film festivals and/or theater productions, take a look below at the 3 different websites: All in Films, Cinema at the Edge, and Edgemar Center for the Arts. Students have the opportunity to audition for acting parts or work/intern on our latest movies, audition for the various theater productions, and participate in our yearly film festival.  These opportunities give students the chance to build their resumes and IMDB credits, through practical training. Below are links to the websites you should check out for more information:

 All In Films is an independent film production company. At the helm are Michelle Danner & Alexandra Guarnieri. The mission of All In Films is to produce high-quality, independent movies geared to entertain & spark social commentary. click here to watch the trailer to the latest film:

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Click here to check out our yearly film festival: Festival-goers will have the chance to watch unique, distinctive films as they compete in narrative feature, documentary and short film categories  for Jury and Audience awards. 4 days of parties panels & special events.

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Click Here to see the theater productions: Theater, dance, music, film, and visual arts come together in one acting school in California.

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Our school is located at Edgemar Center for the Arts, a 2 theater and art gallery complex in Santa Monica. The Well Rounded Training Intensive gives students the opportunity to build their resumes and IMDB credits, through practical training and our various casting opportunities. We also offer a Breaking into the Industry Seminar, which provides you with an understanding of the business side of acting. So that you can be ready when your program is complete and begin your work as an actor once approved for the OPT (Optional Practical Training). You will also be provided with a list of agents, and managers that represent international actors and how to best use them to your advantage.

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Below are a listing of classes currently offered & programs can be customized for your specific goals:

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Two Day Advanced Technique Analysis with Michelle Danner

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?

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Learn what casting directors are looking for! Increase your booking rate. Take the class that will help you land the job!


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Become more confident in you as a performer by taking chances in a non-judgmental environment. Get out of your own head through fun improvisational games and exercises. Discover characters you never knew you could play by being thrown into situations where you don’t have time to think.

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The must know business aspects of launching your acting career and marketing yourself. Class size is kept small for personalized questions. Resume critique included

Voice and Speech Class

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Have you experienced one or more of the following? People can’t hear you on stage- your voice has no power. You get emotional and your voice closes or pitches up. You have trouble connecting emotionally to material. Your stomach tightens right before you perform and you can’t breathe. Your voice is breathy-throaty-weak or high pitched.

Scene Study

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A scene study class is offered to beginners, intermediates & advanced students. Actors are taught the foundations of technique through opening emotional exercises which are used to warm up the actor’s instrument and teach the tools that will be applied to their scene work. Students explore how to apply their back story to the characters they are creating by working on contemporary and classical scenes and monologues. Emphasis is placed on learning how to make the best physical, emotional, and vocal choices.

Script Analysis

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Analyze scripts and work on scenes from different genres of screenplays, television, and plays. Students will learn and work through a thorough comprehension of breaking down story, characters, conflicts, and language from dramatic and comedic scripts. There will be in depth discussion of all the tools an actor applies to create their performance. The class will help to acquire the discipline to make powerful choices whether you are auditioning for a project or have booked the part.

If you are interested in a short term stay, we offer a 6-week to 3-month program. This does not include the M1 Visa since it is a short-term stay.

You will be allowed to apply for the OPT which will allow you to work in your chosen field and get paid, after your Well Rounded acting program is completed.


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With this class, a whole world of dialect plays, films and shows will be open to you that were not before. Come and joining us for the fun!!

I have an accent now, how do i get rid of it and sound like I could be from anywhere? What advantage can I gain from becoming a proficient dialect actor? This class is for students who would like to learn three of the most common dialects that they are likely to be asked to work with. In this class students will learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), and Non – Regional American Dialect (NRAD)  – the basis from which we can learn any other dialect…

For more information and to register for classes held in Los Angeles or abroad contact the Santa Monica campus, by phone 310-392-0815, Skype Edgemar.Center.for.the.arts or email

Please click on the following link to fill out for your application:


There will be a $150.00 dollar application fee:


Once we receive all of your information and you are officially accepted into the program and your payment is fulfilled, the I-20 will be processed rapidly.

You will be allowed to apply for the OPT which will allow you to work in your chosen field and get paid, after your Well Rounded acting program is completed.

Please be advised if you are applying for an M-1 visa, there is a required SEVIS I-901 fee that must be paid prior to your appointment at a U.S. Embassy/Consulate. Information about the I-901 fee is available on the web:

The I-20 does NOT constitute a visa. It is your responsibility to take the necessary steps to complete the visa application.

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Our acting studio is located in the heart of Los Angeles’ entertainment industry.

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Please Call or e-mail to set an appointment for the informational session, to learn about all the acting classes being offered. 310-392-0815 or

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