Dani Baum is a native New Yorker who recently graduated from Hunter College Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Theatre & Creative Writing. She has studied the Meisner Technique with John Tyrrell of The Neighborhood Playhouse and extensively with Alan Langdon at Circle in the Square Theatre School. After completing the 5 level Improvisation program at The Peoples Improv Theatre, Dani continues to study her craft at The Susan Batson Studio with Susan Batson. She has worked professionally in Film, Television, Commercials & the Theatre, feeling most accomplished after portraying the character Martha in Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour.
Dani is the founder of Actresses As Allies, a strong and growing alliance between talented, dedicated, motivated & generous actresses based in New York City. A3 was set up for members to support, encourage & celebrate each other's goals & successes while providing a safe environment to create & nurture new projects & work.
Dani is currently writing a screenplay based on the life & times of the great Janis Joplin & is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA.
What People Are Saying About Dani's Work:
Dani Baum is an inspiring actress who never fails to amaze me every time I watch her work at my studio. Her intelligence is evident and she is extremely diverse, intense, sensitive, charming, funny and creative. Her depth is always revealed in the innovative, artistic work that she does an actress. Dani seeks the Truth every time she gets up to work, never fearing adversity or straying from the exploration of any facet in the art. Her courageousness allows her to remain open and honest, providing her with the drive to learn all that she possibly can about the process and craft of acting. She is a truly brilliant, very gifted actress.
- Susan Batson, founder of the Susan Batson Studio in New York City. Author of the book Truth. Coach/Mentor to Nicole Kidman, Juliette Binoche, Jennifer Connolly, Josh Hartnett, Tom Cruise & more.
Dani has a wealth of emotional life, which she harnesses with great skill and lifts into art to tell the story. She is, in short, an extremely talented actress.
- Jorge Valdés-Iga, director, writer, cinematographer. Past projects include; Hotel Chelsea, You Can't Kill Stephen King, Cocaine Cowboys ll.
If only every director could have an actor like Dani with whom to work. She researched, she investigated, she experimented. She is innovative, open, accepting, dedicated and resourceful. I have tohonestly say that the success of the final product was due in large part to her efforts and her amazing talent as an actress. Everything I know about Dani bespeaks her honesty, integrity, and care. Her positive outlook is infectious; impossible doesn't seem to be in her vocabulary.
- Sauna Trenkle, director of The Children's Hour at Hunter College.
Dani superbly captured the role of Adia in my film. She is, and will continue to be, a great asset to any and all endeavors she chooses to take on. It was truly a pleasure working with her.
- Brendon Kingsbury, director of One Over Wanderlust (Tribeca Film Festival.)