We are in the process of preparing our studios for a safe opening for staff and students in September 2020. Our top priority is the health and wellbeing of all of our small community and so we have introduced sensible protective measures that will ensure we are able to keep everybody as safe as possible in these challenging times. We are following the latest advice from the UK government and Public Health England and reviewing and updating our practices in light of government announcements.

We have adapted our operations in order to ensure that we maintain a high standard of personalised education in line with our mission to provide top level training in Musical Theatre. From October 2020 we will be operating a blended learning curriculum for all MA and Diploma courses with the majority of activities taking place face to face and some online.

In order to plan for what is an unpredictable set of circumstances, Associated Studios will follow the following sequence of scenario planning:


Covid-19 Level Level Descriptor Training Delivery Studios
Level 1 Business as usual with no Covid-19 threat Delivered in person in line with normal practice Open as normal
Level 2 Covid -19 threat low  with contact permitted though precautions still in place Delivered in person and online, adjusted to take account of circumstances Open with some limitations
Level 3 Covid -19 threat medium with physical distancing and limited contact Delivered face to face primarily with some activities delivered online Open with limitations including ‘bubbles’ of no more than 20 students
Level 4 Local Covid-19 outbreak & local lockdown Delivered online where appropriate; alternatively postponed and rescheduled Closed in line with government regulation and guidance
Level 5 National Covid-19 outbreak & national lockdown Delivered online where appropriate; alternatively postponed and rescheduled. Closed in line with government regulation and guidance

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.