About Associated Studios

The Associated Studios is one of Britain’s leading performing arts academies, committed to the training and continued professional development of both aspiring and established performers in the disciplines of Acting, Musical Theatre and Opera.

The Associated Studios offers full-time and part-time training in Opera, Musical Theatre and Acting. In addition to the courses, Professional Development one-day workshops in all disciplines run throughout the year with leading industry professionals.

As a central part of all courses, students work with leading industry professionals including directors, vocal coaches, musical directors, repetiteurs, conductors, agents, casting directors, producers, choreographers and well-known performers. Students not only gain from the wealth of knowledge and experience of such industry luminaries but also develop valuable professional contacts. The advanced courses have the opportunity to perform a showcase to invited audiences of UK agents, casting directors and industry members, thereby facilitating auditions and work in the UK and abroad.

Associated Studios prides itself on its ethical approach to performance and artistic learning and provides a safe, supportive and private working space in which performers can work and develop.

The Associated Studios is a UK registered charity no.1152203 and has the Patronage of Sir Tim Rice, Jeremy Irons, Timothy West, Rory Bremner, Jeremy Herrin and Rosalind Plowright OBE.

Guest Musical Theatre Coaches include:


Scott Alan • Anthony Drewe • Jeremy Sams • Che Walker


Marina Caldarone • Michael Fentiman • Kate Golledge • Ian Good • Robert McWhir • Neil Rutherford • Jeremy Sams


David Allwood • Sarah Day • David Lee • Laurie Scarth • Christie Lee-Manning • Sam Spencer Lane • Ste Clough • Amy West • Gaby Coca • Gavin Eden 


Greg Arrowsmith • Barney Ashworth • Niall Bailey • Nick Barstow • Dan Bowling • Bob Broad • Jason Carr • Tom Deering • Mike Dixon • Michael England • Joel Fram • Noam Galperin • Magnus Gilljam • Sean Green • Chris Guard • Graham Hurman • Theo Jamieson • Nathan Jarvis • Tom Kelly • Nigel Lilley • Martin Lowe • Tony McGill • Jodie Oliver • Stuart Pedlar • John Rigby • Matthew Samer • Nicholas Skilbeck • Gareth Valentine • Jodie Oliver Howar • Inga Davis Rutter • Laura Bangay • Tamara Saringer • Michael Webborn • Scott Harrison • Joe Bunker


Rosemary Ashe • Simon Callow • Hugh Grant • Tim Howar • Jeremy Irons • Daniel Koek • Gloria Onitiri • Nigel Planer • Matt Rawle • Sir Patrick Stewart • Peter Straker • Timothy West


Jim Arnold (Pippa Ailion Casting) • Stephen Crockett • Jill Green • David Grindrod • Benjamin Newsome • Debbie O’Brien • Neil Rutherford


Andy Charles (VSA) • Shane Collins (Shane Collins Associates) • Gavin Denton-Jones (CAM) • Lesley Duff (Diamond Management) • Michael Garrett (Global Artists) • Alastair Lindsey-Renton (Curtis Brown) • John Markham (The Markham Agency)


Martin Dodd (UK Productions) • Michael Harris (Riverside Studios) • Paul Taylor Mills • Danielle Tarento • George Wood (First Family Entertainment)


Leontine Hass (Vocal Coach) •  Kathy Taylor-Jones (Vocal Coach) • William Lester (Vocal Coach) • Paul Martin (Cabaret) • Janine Fletcher (Clowning) • Charlotte Tomlinson (Confidence Coach) • Yvonne I’Anson (Marketing Consultant) • Stacey Jenson (Accent/Dialect Coach) • Mitch Leow (Yoga) • Ronin Traynor (Stage Combat)

Guest Opera Coaches include:


Rory Bremner (Satirist/English Librettist)• Paul Sarcich (Composer)


Sally Burgess (Mezzo-Soprano/Director) • Graeme Danby (Bass-Baritone) • Sophie Daneman (Soprano) • Rebecca Evans (Soprano) • Christopher Maltman • Brindley Sherratt (Bass) • Andrew Watts (Countertenor)


Rebecca Barham • Robin Bowman • Iain Burnside • David Eaton • Ben Frost • Philip Headlam • Mary Hill • Jonathan Hinden • Adam Johnson • Kelvin Lim • Michael Lloyd • Natalie Murray • Gavin Roberts • Elizabeth Rossiter • Elizabeth Rowe • Sergey Rybin • William Van • Roger Vignoles • Robert Bottriell


Stuart Barker • James Conway • David Edwards • Olivia Fuchs • Giles Havergal • Max Key • Robin Norton-Hale • Alessandro Talevi • Justin Way • William Relton • John Ramster • Michael Fry


Thomas Blunt • Brad Cohen • Jonathan Cohen • Jonathan Hinden • Robin Newton • Jeremy Silver


Leontine Hass (Vocal Coach) • Aurelia Jonvaux (French Coach) • Mary King (Vocal Coach) • Norbert Meyn (German Coach) • Natalie Murray (Opera) • Penny O’Connor (Alexander Technique) • Paola Quaglia (Italian Coach) • Rowena Ricci (Flamenco) • Marcus van den Akker • Pepi Ferrari (Italian Coach) • Jenny Weston (Movement) • Alison de Burgh (Stage Combat)

Guest Acting Coaches include:


Mike Alfreds • Michael Attenborough • Dominic Cooke • Sir Richard Eyre • Robert Fried • Pete Gallagher • Jeremy Herrin • Joe Hill-Gibbins • Terry Johnson • Peter Kosminsky • Phelim McDermott • Lindsay Posner • Melly Still • Che Walker


Hugh Grant • Douglas Hansell • Jeremy Irons • Orlando Seale • Sir Patrick Stewart • Timothy West • Nigel Whitmey


Mike Alfreds • Terry Johnson • Peter Kosminsky • Che Walker


“Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer volume of talented performers, directors, conductors and tutors I worked with throughout my time on the opera course with Associated Studios.”

Emma Walsh – Soprano

“Having completed the part time Musical Theatre course at Associated Studios and also had individual coaching with Leontine my confidence has improved massively and I would not hesitate to recommend them both.”

Alice Stokoe – currently playing Extraordinary Girl in American Idiot in London’s West End