California Acting Schools

The Acting Studio at Edgemar

Edgemar Center for the Arts, a two theater and art gallery complex in Santa Monica offers ongoing exciting and challenging acting classes for adults and children. Beginner to advanced actors are welcome.
Classes for ages 15 and older include:

* The Actor’s Golden Box: With Michelle Danner

* Sitcom Comedy Class: With Emmy Award winning star, Brad Garrett from

* Audition for Film & Television: On-Camera Cold Reading

* Beginning/Intermediate Scene Study, Intermediate/Advanced Scene Study,
Advanced Scene Study, Professional Scene Study

* Improv Workout

* Casting Director Workshop

* Voice intensives level 1 & level 2


Edgemar Center for the Arts also offers fun & challenging acting & musical classes for teens & children of all ages.

Classes include:

Mommy & Me Musical Adventure (Ages: 0-24)
Fantastical Adventure Hour (Ages: 3-6)
Acting & Improvisation (Ages: 5-9 and Ages: 10-16)
On-Camera Auditioning (Ages: 5-9 and Ages 10-16)

The studio provides actors with a place to grow artistically and create riveting, unique characters that tell stories illuminating the human condition. Students work on challenging writing ranging from classics to contemporary, well known authors to new original scripts. We support the process of developing one’s original work and believe strongly that every actor has an important personal story to tell.

In the year 2000 Larry Moss and Michelle Danner founded Edgemar Center for the Arts, a two theatre and art gallery complex. The Larry Moss 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.

The Acting Studio at Edgemar is the heart and the foundation of Edgemar Center for the Arts that gives birth to professional and classical theater productions, dance performances, visual arts and films festivals that collaborate with independent, experimental, and student works in various stages of development.

Michelle Danner has coached many A-List Actors privately and on set including Gerard 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.

Performance Opportunities: Scene Bites is a multi-media evening of theatre where students perform their best scenes from class for agents, managers, directors, casting directors, and other entertainment professionals. It’s a multi-media event directed by Michelle Danner, which showcases the students both on-camera and off. Every Scene Bites is followed by a catered reception that includes a martini bar and caviar.

Career Preparation: LAST SCENE STANDING uses the power of the internet to present scenes to those in the industry, allowing actors take their careers to the next level. A unique interactive online experience that provides another way for those in the industry (agents, managers, casting directors, and producers) to find new talent to represent or cast.

Edgemar even offers a six or twelve month well-rounded acting intensive which includes a culmination of any classes you choose.

How to Apply: Edgemar holds Free Info Sessions every Thursday at 10:30 am. This is a wonderful opportunity to find about the classes, technique, and teachers! Acting visa sponsorship available for a 6 month & 12 month “Well Rounded Actor Intensive”.

Contact Info:
The Acting Studio at Edgemar
2437 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Ph: (310) 392-0815

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