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“You will be working with brilliant practitioners who have an extraordinary wealth of knowledge.” - Sir Tim Rice (Patron)

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”This course has given me more than I had ever expected” - Claire Wassink (2022 Alumni)

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About Us

Associated Studios is a leading British drama school. We offer a 2-year accelerated BA, an MA and Diploma courses in vocational Musical Theatre performance. We only accept 22 students per cohort. Individualised coaching, as well as maximising practice and performance opportunities for each student, lies at the heart of our training.

We are dedicated to providing top level,

rigorous training in all the disciplines required to become an outstanding, professional Musical Theatre performer including singing, music, acting and dance.

Teaching staff at Associated Studios are experienced industry practitioners who care about you as an individual and will challenge you to work hard and excel.

Modular Courses

Musical Theatre Diploma courses at Associated Studios have a ‘Modular course structure’ and can be taken on a full-time or a part-time basis. We pride ourselves in having a flexible approach with our curriculum. This means we timetable specifically for each student cohort.

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Jeremy Irons Bursary

My name is Gibsa Bah, and I am extremely grateful to have been awarded the Jeremy Irons scholarship for the Core Diploma at Associated Studios.

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Patrons

Sir Tim Rice, Jeremy Irons, Rory Bremner, Scott Alan, Timothy West, Jeremy Herrin, Rosalind Plowright OBE, Danielle Tarento, Alastair Lindsey-Renton, Gloria Onitiri and Mike Dixon

Meet the Patrons

Sir Tim Rice

Lyricist

Gloria Onitiri

Actress

Rory Bremner

Playwright | Comedian | Columnist

Danielle Tarento

Producer | Casting Director

Timothy West CBE

Director | Actor

Jeremy Irons

ACTOR

Scott Alan

Composer

Jeremy Herrin

DIRECTOR

Alastair Lindsey-Renton

AGENT

Rosalind Plowright OBE

OPERA SINGER

Mike Dixon

Musical Director

“Associated Studios will prepare you for a competitive but thrilling business and inspire you as a performer.

You will be working with brilliant practitioners who have an extraordinary wealth of knowledge.”

Sir Tim Rice

Our Alumni

The School has produced some of the best performers working in the industry today.

Alumni have featured as leads and swings in a host of West End shows, UK and international tours including Mamma Mia, Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Come from Away, Evita, Thriller, Motown, Rock of Ages, Jesus Christ Superstar, Singing in the Rain, Chicago, Cats, The Producers and more.

COLLEEN ROSE CURRAN

Colleen studied on our MA Musical Theatre Course in 2023

Recent Credits include:

Second Cover Christine and Ensemble in The Phantom of the Opera (West End)

GIBSA BAH

Gibsa is currently appearing as Banzai Cover and Ensemble in The Lion King (West End)

Recent Credits include:

Mutumbo in Book of Mormon (West End)

Knave of Hearts-Jack in Queen of Hearts (Greenwich Theatre)

Anton in Icon of Betrayal (Tapping Frog Productions Ltd)

LAUREN WOOLF

Lauren graduated our MA Musical Theatre Course in September '23

Recent Credits include:

Lauren is currently appearing as Ensemble in I Should Be So Lucky (UK Tour)

NATORII ILLIDGE

Currently appearing as La Chocolat Cover and Heels Ensemble in Moulin Rouge Musical (West End)

Recent Credits include:

Ikette/Cover Gigi & Zelma in The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre.

Alan Partridge-Stratagem Live (Phil McIntyre Live Ltd. & Baby Cow)

Thriller Live UK & International Tour (Flying Music Company)

ADAM STRONG

Most recently Adam appeared as Bill in Made In Dagenham (10th Anniversary Concert) (London Palladium)

Recent Credits include:

Jafar in Aladdin (UK and Ireland Tour)

Rock of Ages (UK and Ireland Tour);

The Barricade Boys (Sisco Entertainment)

SHAKEEL KIMOTHO

Most recently appearing as swing in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Lido 2 Paris)

Recent Credits include:

Jacob in La Cage Aux Folles (Regents Park)

Coricopat in Cats (International Tour)

Beau Bells in Dick Whittington And His Cat (Norwich Theatre Royal)

KATE POWELL

Currently appearing as Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours, 1st Cover Mother Superior and second cover Mary Lazarus in Sister Act - A Divine Musical Comedy (UK & Ireland Tour).

Recent Credits Include:

Dan in The Goal (The Courtyard Theatre)

Flo Manero and Vocal Captain in Saturday Night Fever (Royal Caribbean Productions)

Sybil in Private Lives (Adonia Theatre Company)

FELIPE BEJARANO

Felipe is currently appearing as Fiyero Cover in Wicked (West End)

Recent Credits include:

Rudulpho in Matilda the Musical (West End)

Mogi in Death Note - Original London Cast (West End)

Guys & Dolls (Mill at Sonning)

ASWINTHA VERMEULEN

Aswintha most recently appeared as Zelma Cover in Tina Das Musical in Hamburg (Stage Entertainment)

Recent Credits include:

Nala in Festival of the Lion King (Stage Entertainment)

Tiana in Mickey & The Wonderful Book (Stage Entertainment)

Kiki in Flashdance (Stage Entertainment)

FRIDA LINNELL

Currently appearing as Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof at (Västerbottensteatern Theatre)

Recent Credits include:

Sofia and others in The story of the Brothers Lionheart (Astrid Lindgren's World)

Celine in Not Alone (Pik Presens Improkällare)

Multiple Roles in Captain Reko at Lill-Skansen (Theater Pegasus)

DOUGLAS HANSELL

Douglas most recently appeared as Dr Rob Thornbury in iTV's medical thriller Malpractise

Recent Credits include:

Coastguard (Lakeshore Entertainment)

Beast in Beauty in the Beast (Regal Theatre)

Kevin T in Come From Away (Australia)

KAYLA CARTER

Most recently appearing as Bonnie in I Should Be So Lucky (UK Tour)

Recent Credits include:

Ima-Mazing in SuperYou the Musical (Workshop)

The Color Purple (UK TOUR),

Bedknobs and Broomsticks (UK & Ireland Tour)

SIMON-ANTHONY RHODEN

Simon-Anthony is currently starring in Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre London playing as Aaron Burr.

Recent Credits include:

Robert Catesby in Treason (London Palladium)

Band Member in The Drifters Girl (Workshop)

Lola in Kinky Boots (West End)

DECLAN EGAN

Declan has just been announced as Corny Collins in the Hairspray (UK Tour '24/25)

Recent Credits include:

Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys (West End)

Riff Raff/Dr Scott/Eddie & Frank N Furter Cover in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Germany)

The Book of Mormon (USA Tour)

REECE MCKENZIE

Reece graduated our MA Musical Theatre Performance course in 2021.

Recent Credits include:

Reece is currently appearing as Banzai Cover and Ensemble in the UK tour of The Lion King

JOANNA RENNIE

Most recently Joanna joined the cast of Sleepless in Seattle (Troubadour Theatre)

Recent Credits include:

Chicago (West End)

Elf The Musical (UK Tour)

Monty Python Live (O2 Arena)

MELVIN LEBLANC

Melvin is currently appearing in the UK and Ireland Tour of Disney’s The Lion King

Recent Credits include:

Afro Dance Xplosion (Blake Arts Assemble)

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Obscure Pictures)

DANIEL N'GUESSAN-LOPEZ

Daniel completed the Associated Studios Advanced Diploma in 2019.

Recent Credits include:

Swing in The Book of Mormon (UK & International Tour)

JANET FISCHER

Janet played Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera (West End) for two years

Recent Credits include:

Opera Gala (Altringham Choral Society)

Senta in Der Fliegende Hollaender (Fulham Opera)

Dritte Norn in The Ring Cycle (Fulham Opera)

REECE RICHARDS

Reece recently appeared in a Netflix TV series YOU as Kenneth

Recent Credits include:

Dirty Dancing (Secret Cinema)

Hairspray (UK Tour)

Eugene in Sex Education Season 3 (Eleven Film)

AMY ALEXANDER

Amy is currently filming a lead role in Mockumentary Series 'Coffee Morning Club' for Film4.

Recent Credits include:

Rose in Outlander (Amazon Prime)

Faking It (Hardwick Productions)

Emmerdale (ITV)

ESME SEARS

Esme is currently appearing in The Billy Goats Gruff (The Polka Theatre)

Recent Credits include:

Assistant Director for Grenfell: System Failure (Scenes from the inquiry)

Bagheera in The Jungle Book (Derby)

Return of The Soldier (Hope Mill)

RICHARD CASTRO

Ricardo won Best Actor award for the short film Outlines of Love at the Monaco International Film Festival 2021

Recent Credits include:

Heathcliffe in Wuthering Heights (US Tour)

Motown (West End)

Come From Away (West End)

JUSTINA KEHINDE

Justina Recently wrote and appeared in In The Absence of Justice (Burnt Lemon Theatre)

Recent Credits include:

Marianne Laine in 'Girl From The North Country' (UK TOUR)

Omolola Yakubu in Holby City (BBC)

GUIDO GARCÍA LUECHES

Guido recently appeared in The Importance Of Being... Earnest? as Algernon Moncrieff (UK Tour)

Recent Credits include:

Newsrevue (Canal Café Theatre)

Playing Latinx - Solo Show (MarianaMalena Theatre)

It Happened in Key West (Charing Cross Theatre)

ALICE STOKOE

Currently Alice is appearing as Sandra/Annie/Dennis Cover in The Play That Goes Wrong (Mischief Theatre)

Recent Credits include:

Dani/Jessie/Alice in Recognition (Talawa)

Shannon in Sorry, You're Not A Winner (Paines Plough)

Sophie in Mamma Mia (West End)

KING CAS AJANI

Cas recently directed and wrote (alongside Ellis Witter) Stories Boys Don't Like To Tell

Recent Credits include:

Wrote & Presented Growth & Realisation

Creator of Brunch Brothers Podcast, a series dedicated to ‘open hearted, candid and healing conversations for men.'

Thriller Live (West End)

ANNE FUGLSIG NISSEN

Anne recently directed a production of Skatteøen (Halderslev)

Recent Credits include:

The Prince of Egypt (Denmark)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Denmark)

BABOU CEESAY

Babou recently appeared as The Doctor in Iris (Crime Drama)

Recent Credits include:

D.I Jackson Mendy in We Hunt Together (Showtime Original Series)

Wolfe Kinteh in Wolfe (Sky Studios)

Into the Badlands (AMC)

LAURA HYDE

Laura is currently appearing as Bingo in Bluey's Big Play (UK Tour)

Recent Credits include:

Queen Rat in Dick Whittington (The Phoenix Arts Club)

Newsrevue (Canal Cafe Theatre)

Dick! (Leicester Square Theatre)

DAVID O'MAHONY

Recently starred in The Three Musketeers as Porthos with Picture Perfect and Signature Entertainment

Recent Credits include:

Father Alexander / Ensemble in Mamma Mia (West End)

The Bodyguard (West End)

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (West End)

CARTIER FRASER

Cartier is currently a member of The Vocal Jewels events performance group

Recent Credits include:

The Buddy Holly Story (UK Tour)

The Best of Wham! (Sweeny Entertainments & David Michael Productions)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour)

RYAN LYNCH

Ryan is currently co-hosting the podcast Pure & Utter with Gary Gamble

Recent Credits include:

Ryan is one fourth of Irish male vocal harmony group The Four Harps.

Bathhouse The Musical (The Gatehouse)

JAMIE LAMBERT

Jamie is a member of the award winning musical theatre band, Collabro. They have recently signed a major record deal with BMG and will be releasing their 5th Album Love Like This on November 15th, to coincide with their 5th major tour of the UK.

NATALIE RUSHDIE

Natalie recently performed at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the fourth year running.

Natalie is known to her fans as The Voice of Wembley and has toured the UK with classical group Blake.

Natalie also performed at the 2019 BAFTA Awards.

NADINE BENJAMIN

Nadine is currently appearing as Norma in Everybody Can! Opera at St James Picadilly

Recent Credits include:

Aida in Aida (Birmingham Opera Company)

Tosca (Mediterranean Opera Festival)

Clara in Porgy & Bess (ENO)

FAE EVELYN

Recent Credits include:

The Magic Flute (Opera South East);

Beowulf (Opera Chilmark and Cantata Dramatica;

For the Love of Thorstein Shiver (Helios Opera Formations)

ASHLEIGH FLEMING

Ashleigh performs as one third of three part harmony group The Girls From Oz and vocalist for the events group Surprise Singers

Recent Credits include:

Christine in Phantom of the Opera (West End)

The Sound of Music (UK Tour)

LEONIE BOS

Leonie was the 2015 winner of Holland’s The Voice

Recent Credits include:

Sound of Music (Stage Entertainment)

ERIN CORNELL

Erin recently released her debut album called Spirit of the Deva

Recent Credits Include:

Bohemian Rhapsody (UK Tour)

Elphaba in Wicked (US, Japan)

Cats (Australian Tour)

SUSANNAH GIDLEY

Susannah performs as one third of three-part harmony group The Girls From Oz.

Recent Credits include:

Little by Little (Three Barks and a Bite)

KANE MATTHEWS

Most recently Kane appeared as Tiny Joe Dixon in Dreamgirls (UK & Ireland Tour)

Recent Credits include:

Motown (UK Tour)

Cookie in Return to the Forbidden Planet

Love Beyond (Brighton Centre and Wembley Arena).

RACHAEL WARD

Rachael is also a guest tutor and teaches dance.

Recent Credits include:

Evita (Opera Australia)

The Wizard of Oz (Gordon Frost Organisation)

Singin’ in the Rain (Theatre Orb)

AIMÉE CUPPER

Aimée graduated our MA Musical Theatre Performance course in 2022

Recent Credits include:

Jill in Jack and the Beanstalk (The Swan Theatre)

TOM WHALLEY

Most recently appearing as Wishee Washee in Aladdin (Sunderland Empire)

Recent Credits include:

Sleeping Beauty (Boulevard, Newcastle)

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs (Sunderland Empire)

Once Upon a Panto (TAG Live)

Meet the Team

Leontine Hass is an internationally renowned Vocal Coach and Founding Principal / CEO of Associated Studios London and Melbourne.

Leontine has a busy private practice comprising commercial recording artists, West End Musical Theatre performers and younger, aspiring students. She teaches workshops and lectures internationally on singing, voice and performance. She rehabilitates voices after surgery, or as surgery prevention.

Our teaching staff are made up of top industry professionals working in the industry now. We support our impressive offering of Theatre practitioners such as established Musical Directors, Directors, Agents, Casting Directors, Vocal Coaches, Performers and Choreographers by enabling them to teach for us ‘in-between’ shows and professional work commitments.

Meet the Team

Charlotte Scott

Dancer & Choreographer | Dance Tutor

Ben Papworth

Musical Director | Musical Theatre Tutor

Michael Fry

Director & Writer | Senior Acting Tutor

Greg Arrowsmith

Musical Director | Musical Theatre Tutor

Scott Harrison

Deputy Principal | Vocal Coach

Leontine Hass

Founding Principal | Vocal Coach

Tim Jasper

Musical Director | Musical Theatre Tutor

Mark Hedges

Director & Choreographer | Musical Theatre Tutor

Dean Austin

Musical Director | SEnior Music Tutor

Kathy Taylor-Jones

Vocal Coach & Singer | Singing Tutor

Sam Spencer-Lane

Choreographer & Director | Senior Dance Tutor

Martina Laird

Actor | Acting Tutor

Mark Turnbull

Actor | Acting Tutor

Cressida Carré

Director & Choreographer | Acting & Dance Tutor

“Going to Associated Studios was one of the best decisions I've made to date! Thanks to AS I have been blessed to book 2 major West End shows. The teaching is incredible. I always felt challenged in the best possible way, and felt safe to make mistakes which helped my growth. AS will forever have a massive place in my heart.”

Gibsa Bah - 'Book of Mormon' West End & 'The Lion King' West End

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