“When you lose your voice..” by Esme Sears

“When you lose your voice..” by Esme Sears

Hello out there to everyone reading, I came across a tweet from my singing tutor Leontine Hass. It was about singing and loving your voice and the way in which it can be used in creative expression. I suddenly thought of how in this pandemic during lockdown motivation...

Keep it positive!

Keep it positive!

There’s no denying it, 2020 has been one very bumpy rollercoaster ride and not one anyone would wish to ride again anytime soon. The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the Arts industry particularly hard. On Wednesday 18th March 2020, like many other drama schools and...

‘From Performer to Key Worker’ by Georgia Mae White

‘From Performer to Key Worker’ by Georgia Mae White

Hello to all reading,   I hope you are all keeping safe and well.   I am a performer who graduated from Associated Studios with a diploma in Musical Theatre in July 2019 (loved it there!) and I played Sister Mary Patrick & U/S for Michelle in our production of...

Here’s to us. Who’s like us? Damn few.

Here’s to us. Who’s like us? Damn few.

Hello all, Wherever you are in the world, I hope this message finds you well and more importantly safe. Firstly, we are all aware of what a crazy time the world is going through right now so don’t worry, I won’t go into any of that. What I would like to talk about...

Musical Theatre training and managing mental health

Musical Theatre training and managing mental health

When running a Drama school, one sees certain trends emerge over the years. Fashions and the prevalence of particular issues in the performing arts industry as a whole come and go. When I founded Associated Studios Performing Arts Academy some 13 years ago, the scene...

Home is where the buzz is

Home is where the buzz is

  It's week 3 of our second term, and we are getting right into the swing of things here at Associated Studios. Our brand-new home in Latimer Road is buzzing with our cohort of talented students, who have begun their rehearsal process for our Agent Showcase. We...

A look back at 2019 with our Principal…

A look back at 2019 with our Principal…

Dear all, First of all I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a sensational New Year! I know 2019 has been a crazy year for everyone. I hope you all get a much deserved rest with laughter and loved ones. Associated Studios is what it is because of our wonderful...

2020 Audition Dates

2020 Audition Dates

    Under government guidelines, we are not able to accommodate our usual audition days in person; so we are currently accepting video submissions for all courses.  To apply, please record two contrasting Musical Theatre songs (preferably with a backing...

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.