Since its formation, Associated Studios has been committed to encouraging and supporting performers with extraordinary vocal and performing talent. The Academy receives no public funding and, in order to support students who cannot afford the course fees, it relies upon the financial support and assistance from companies, trusts and individuals who appreciate the performing arts and want to be involved with the contributions that performers, writers/creators and arts organisations make to the socio-cultural fabric of the country.

It is often exceedingly difficult for young performers and theatre practitioners to find the necessary finances to participate in the vital on-going professional development work required to keep their skills finely tuned and their confidence high. With your help, our mission – to strengthen talent, support innovative work and build community connections – will become a truly rewarding driving force in the performing arts. In return we work closely with our sponsors. To ensure that you feel involved in our activities we have an open door policy in place, where sponsors will be welcomed to watch masterclasses, rehearsals and development work.

Associated Studios was granted charitable status in 2013, UK registered charity no.1152203.



The Associated Studios Performing Arts Academy is very fortunate to have a network of Friends who are keen to help and support our singers, performers and actors. Becoming a Friend of Associated Studios gives you the opportunity to support some of the UK’s finest young performers and to contribute to their success. Friends also receive the following advantages (more information below):

  • Invitations to selected closed masterclasses and showcases
  • Private performances
  • Regular updates regarding the progress of our performers and studios

Become a Friend by clicking on the secure Associated Studios PayPal Giving link below:


Bronze Level Donors – Donations up to £100

Bronze level donors are individuals who make up the core of our Friends. Small, regular donations really make a difference to young performers and enable them to participate in vital masterclasses and workshops. Bronze donors receive:

  • Invitations to selected closed masterclasses
  • Regular updates regarding our performers and studios
  • Invitations to the course showcases

Silver Level Donors – Donations from £100-£1000

Silver level donors make a vital contribution to our ability to offer great opportunities to our members. Silver donors receive Bronze benefits as well as:

  • Invitation to our VIP donors’ reception
  • Private performances at individual ‘Friends’ events
  • Free observer tickets to major masterclasses

Gold Level Donors – Donations from £1000-£5000

Gold level donors enable performers to participate in our Intensive Courses and make an enormous difference to the Studios. In addition to Silver and Bronze benefits, they receive:

  • Opportunity to have singers perform at a private or corporate reception
  • VIP luncheon with Artistic Director Leontine Hass
  • Behind-the-scenes access to productions and courses – including the opportunity to meet with course participants

Platinum Level Donors – Donations over £5000

Platinum level donors enable multiple performers to participate in our Intensive Courses and have an impact that will extend into the next generation of Opera & Musical Theatre Performers, Actors and Recording Artists in the UK and abroad. In addition to Bronze, Silver and Gold benefits, Platinum members receive:

  • Private dinner reception with Artistic Director Leontine Hass, our Patrons, Tutors and members who have directly benefitted from their help (as per availability)
  • Behind-the-scenes access to the International Masterclass series – including the opportunity to meet the artists and participants


To find out more about our Performing Arts Fundraising programme, Friends of Associated Studios, please contact us.



“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 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 ( 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.