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SPRING AWAKENING, from Berlin to Broadway

Spring Awakening is a vibrant, powerful piece which is an ideal vehicle to showcase the talents of young actor/singers with great voices. Associated Studios is proud to present this wonderful adaptation of a great masterpiece depicting a group of fascinating characters in their journey of self-discovery.

A Brief Guide for choosing Pop Songs for Musical Theatre Auditions

: -You are choosing a Pop song for a MUSICAL THEATRE AUDITION and NOT for a Gig with a Mic or a Gig with a band or a recording studio session. Bearing this in mind is absolutely crucial. Please do NOT choose Pop songs which rely on a drum kit/studio production/band to...

The Power of the Audience

The power of the audience By Australian Board Member, Dr Christopher Stewardson Everyone can have a poor performance. We don’t like it, but we usually get away with it. But woe betide if we disrespect our audience or dump on the press. This is something Frank Sinatra...

Summer Opera in London

While the Royal Opera and English National Opera take a well deserved break over Summer, Opera in London is well served by Opera Holland Park.  As well as producing world-class opera every year in gorgeous surroundings, this is a company dedicated to working with...

Life as a West End Swing

 - by AS Musical Theatre Alumni David O' Mahoney "Since doing the first Associated Studios course I went from strength to strength - I secured a great new agent who I've been with for many years now and who I count as a friend and a rock... and have now wracked up two...

Surviving the profession: Developing yourself as a creative artist

By Leontine Hass We dwell in a creative industry, The Performing Arts. You might have been drawn to it for the love of music and text, emotional and physical expression, the search for truth and real human connection, the thrill of moving an audience, and a myriad...

Foundation Course in Musical Theatre commencing 21 Feb 2016

We are very excited to announce the launch of an annual part-time course in Musical Theatre. The course will run alongside the advanced part-time Musical Theatre course on Sundays from 1pm-8pm and Mondays from 10am-6pm. Tutors and coaches will be our regular...

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.