Michelle Danner is an acting coach at the Los Angeles acting school who specializes in various techniques of Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Chekhov & the Stanislavsky Technique. She is also the founding and artistic director of the Edgemar Center for the Arts a cultural arts center in Santa Monica, CA. Danner is the daughter of a former William Morris agent, and she currently works as an actor, director and acting coach.
Her film directing debut, How to Go Out on a Date in Queens, won the LA Film Awards' Best Acting and Best Movie awards. Michelle Danner’s 2013 film Hello Herman was supported by industry greats Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Paul Haggis, and others into creating a film that catalogs the effect that peer abuse, parental neglect and the general coarsening of society has on a typical high school student. A New York Times review of Danner's film Hello Herman found that her anti-bullying agenda freighted the movie.
Danner has acted in and directed over thirty plays in L.A. and New York, with her favorite acting credit cited as the Dramalogue award-winning Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo.