Associated Studios is a leading British Drama school, committed to the training and continued professional development of performers in the disciplines of Musical Theatre, Acting and Opera.

Associated Studios offers full-time and part-time training in Musical Theatre as well as workshops in Acting and Opera. In addition to the courses, professional development 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. The full-time Musical Theatre courses offer a West End showcase for UK agents, casting directors and industry professionals as well as a full-scale public production in a professional theatre.

Why train with us:

 Associated Studios is a small and prestigious Drama school. Class sizes are limited to 20 students. Most Dance classes are streamed to cater for movers and advanced Dancers. Students have frequent opportunity to perform as soloists.

 Associated Studios has produced a string of West End leads due to its commitment to excellence and rigour in the training of young voices. With a reputation for training performers who can excel both as exceptional vocalist and as Actors, alumni are a step ahead in professional auditions.

 Associated Studios cares about its students. Students enter into an ongoing relationship with the school and after graduating, come back for advice, to have lessons or to connect with Staff and Students..

 Associated Studios prides itself on its ethical approach to artistic learning and provides a safe, supportive and private working space in which performers can work and thrive. We build your confidence whilst developing your talent.

 Associated Studios is not just a Drama school, but a place where creative projects and philanthropic outreach projects happen. The Principal, Staff and Students have volunteered at Feltham Young Offenders Prison, at Crisis Homeless Charity and have organised performances for the wards at St Mary’s Hospital. A handful of bursaries are offered annually to exceptionally talented performers who cannot afford Drama school. Other creative activities include new writing workshops, open mic nights, seminars with industry luminaries and more.

Associated Studios is run by the industry for the industry. We understand current trends in the Performing Arts and ensure students have an up-to-date Audition portfolio, are exposed to top agents and casting directors, understand entrepreneurialism and audition etiquette. 

Associated Studios is based in a beautiful three-storey terrace in the heart of Kensington & Chelsea, just near the bustle of Portobello market. Latimer Rd is a street full of artists and theatre. Our building has a warm and creative atmosphere filled with light, music and creatives. It also offers a visually beautiful environment in which the Principal and Management team are always ready to help.


 

 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, Danielle Tarento, Alastair Lindsey-Renton and Rosalind Plowright OBE.

 

Core Tutors & Guest Coaches include

DIRECTORS

 Marina Caldarone • Michael Fentiman • Kate Golledge • Max Reynolds • Robert McWhir • Neil Rutherford • Jeremy Sams • Christian Durham • Michael Fry • Hal Chambers • Cressida Carre • Cameron Menzies • 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   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

 

CHOREOGRAPHERS

Sam Spencer Lane • Bex Slater • Charlotte Scott • David Lee • Laurie Scarth • Christie Lee-Manning  • Ste Clough • Amy West • Gaby Coca • Gavin Eden • David Allwood • Ricardo Castro • Brandon Lee Sears 

MUSICAL DIRECTORS/SUPERVISORS

Greg Arrowsmith • Barney Ashworth • Dean Austin • 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 • Joe Bunker • Richard Bates

ACTORS

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 • Douglas Hansell • Orlando Seale • Nigel Whitmey

CASTING DIRECTORS

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

AGENTS

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) • Josh Boyd Rochford • Michael Harris ( Apollo Artist Management) • Yvonne I’Anson (F&I Associates)

PRODUCERS 

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

SPECIALISTS

Leontine Hass (Vocal Coach) •  Kathy Taylor-Jones (Vocal Coach) • Scott Harrison (Vocal Coach) • William Lester (Vocal Coach) • Simone Niles (Vocal Coach & Performance confidence coach) • Graeme Danby (Performer & 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) • Scott Alan (Composer) • Anthony Drewe (Stiles & Drewe Lyricist) • Sir Tim Rice

Guest Opera Coaches include:

 

COMPOSERS / LIBRETTISTS

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

SINGERS

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

REPETITEURS

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

DIRECTORS

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

CONDUCTORS

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

COACHES

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)

 

Testimonials

“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 – Appeared as Extraordinary Girl in American Idiot in London’s West End

Leontine Hass – CEO

Founding Principal | Vocal Coach
Leontine Hass is an internationally renowned Vocal Coach and Principal of the Associated Studios London Performing Arts Academy.

Leontine Hass is currently vocal coach for Motown at The Shaftesbury Theatre London. She has served as vocal coach to Matt Henry (Lola in Kinky Boots West End), Alice Stokoe (Sophie in Mamma Mia, West End), Gloria Onitiri (Lead in The Bodyguard & Hair, West End), Claire Sweeney (Tell Me on a Sunday) and many other leads and swings in the West End, national and international tours of productions such as Thriller-Live, Oliver!, Carousel, Parade, Tell Me on a Sunday, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, Witches of Eastwick, Nine, The Wizard of Oz, Ragtime, Sweeney Todd, Cats, Sister Act, We Will Rock You, Footloose, Wicked, The Sound of Music, Ghost, Hairspray, Porgy and Bess, The Bodyguard, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jersey Boys, Barnum, Miss Saigon, Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia, In the Heights, The Color Purple, Memphis, Spamalot, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Aladdin, Chicago, The Pyjama Game, Kinky Boots and the upcoming production of Dreamgirls.

Leontine coaches members of The Swingle Singers, Collabro, The Magnets, The Sons of Pitches and classical singers with ENO, Welsh National Opera and ROH, as well as Pop/Rock/Jazz singers. Leontine was the Vocal Coach for shows including the London premiere of Bernarda Alba the Musical, and currently the a cappella hit, ‘Gobsmacked’.

Leontine teaches workshops and lectures internationally on singing, voice and performance. She rehabilitates voices after surgery, or as surgery prevention. She has taught at leading Music & Drama Schools including GSA Conservatoire, the Oxford School of Drama, Mountview, LSMT, YMT, The Brit School, La Salle (Singapore), the Queensland Conservatorium, Centre Stage and The VCA (Melbourne).

Leontine has acted as vocal consultant to various music management/production companies, including ITV and the BBC. Leontine is vocal coach for ‘The Voice’ for BBC TV. She was featured as a mentor/vocal coach on the Gareth Malone show, ‘The Naked Choir’, for BBC2 and will also be involved with Series 2. She is a regular columnist at voicecouncil.com and for The Stage newspaper. She is a contributor to ‘The Singer’s Complete Guide to Vocal Health’ (Oxford Uni. Press), and advisor/contributor to ‘The Ultimate Guide to Singing’ published by TC Helicon in 2014.

Having originally trained as a classical singer (BA, Melb. Uni, BMus. Kings College London, Dip. RAM), Leontine has performed as a singer and actress in concert, theatre and TV.

Leontine is the CEO/Founding Principal of the Associated Studios Performing Arts Academy London, which she founded in 2007, then based at The Royal Academy of Music. Associated Studios provides full-time and part-time training and professional development in Musical Theatre and Opera (www.associatedstudios.co.uk). The Board of Directors includes Rory Bremner (Chair), Patrick Lawrence QC and Dr Christopher Stewardson. Patrons include Sir Tim Rice, Jeremy Irons, Jeremy Herrin, Timothy West and Scott Alan.

Leontine is represented by Lesley Duff at Diamond Management.