Mimoda Studio is a multi-purpose dance studio and creative events space in the heart of Los Angeles adjacent to the burgeoning Paper or Plastik Cafe. Designed for adventurous artists, Mimoda Studio is home to original programming unique to LA, including the resident Mimoda Jazzo Gruppa, a physical theater troupe founded by owner, Yasha Michelson. Seamlessly transforming into a stage, a gallery, a gathering point, a photo studio, or a rehearsal space, Mimoda Studio adapts to all needs and works devoted to art. The events calendar at Mimoda includes monthly classical music concerts, an ongoing film club feature both new and old selections, weekly dance parties, and a variety of classes for both children and adults.
Housed in a building that dates back to the 1950s, Mimoda Studio was formerly home to the renowned Dancers Studio, while the street front cafe was home to a printing press. Renovated in recent years to highlight the building's intrinsic character, the space features exposed high-beam wooden ceilings, stunning woodwork, and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows that are unrivaled in Mid-City.
In addition to our in-house arts programming, Mimoda Studio also lends itself beautifully for film shoots and a variety of events. The building’s unique layout provides a number of possible arrangements for staging events. With the ability to hold up to 150 people seated and up to 250 people for a standing reception, the studio also offers an adjacent outdoor patio space that can enclosed as a kitchen or garden space, and accommodate up to 50 people. The street-facing café at the front of the building, with its industrial windows and romantic mezzanine, can serve as a magical reception space on its own or in addition to the studio space.