Associated Studios London

Associated Studios is one of Britain’s leading Performing Arts Academies, dedicated to providing top level training in Opera and Musical Theatre for aspiring performers who have the potential and ability to pursue a professional career.

What makes Associated Studios London unique?  

– Associated Studios is led by industry practitioners with an extensive knowledge and up to date awareness of industry trends and requirements. The ‘connectedness’ of Associated Studios to the professional world offers its students a host of advantages including facilitating many work opportunities. Course curriculum and key objectives in the preparation of students are specifically in tune with industry requirements.

– Associated Studios are a ‘boutique’ Drama school and have forged strong and trusted links with industry professionals over many years. We have a network of dedicated and highly experienced theatre practitioners ready to offer help and advice whilst you are studying with us, and after you embark on your career.

– Alumni and students are frequently in touch for advice, or just to catch up over a coffee.

– Students are trained and treated as individuals, with a personal touch. As a result Associated Studios alumni often remark that a huge increase in confidence was a direct result of training with us.

– Study timetables at Associated Studios are re-written for every course, in order to meet the individual demands of current course participants.

– Students not only gain from the wealth of knowledge and experience of  industry luminaries, but also develop valuable professional contacts.

– The programmes offered at Associated Studios can be taken on a modular basis. For example, it is possible to take a part-time course followed by a full-time course. We are thrilled that many of our students choose to come back and train with us on several courses. This modular approach allows aspiring performers to train whilst continuing to work.

– Associated Studios students have many opportunities to perform as soloists in weekly performance classes and frequent performance projects such as Cabarets or Opera scenes concerts.

– 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.

– Associated Studios Principal Leontine Hass is an eminent Vocal Coach working across all genres including teaching West End stars, chart artists in Contemporary Commercial Music and Opera singers. She treats voices pre and post-surgery, works on many TV shows and writes/lectures on voice and performance. Associated Studios prides itself in training voices and being at the forefront of teaching in vocal performance. All Associated Studios vocal coaches are highly experienced and up to date with the latest research in vocal pedagogy.

– Associated Studios Dance teachers both choreograph and feature in current West End productions. Learning current Musical Theatre Routines forms an important part of Dance classes, enabling students to ‘pick up’ at auditions.

– Associated Studios believe that singers should train as actors and pride themselves in developing ‘all-round’ performers. Both Musical Theatre singers and Opera singers are trained as ‘straight’ actors and encouraged to work with classical and modern texts from plays, as well as being introduced to the great Acting practitioners.

– Associated Studios allows students to pay by instalments plans, making top-level training accessible to all.

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.