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 have welcomed new foundation and part-time students as well as some of our Australian students who are completing a fourth term of training here in London.

Through the doors over the two weeks, we have had our brilliant core tutors such as Max Reynolds, Bex Winter, Sam Spencer Lane & Dean Austin, as well as our Principal and Vocal Coach Leontine Hass, mentoring & educating our students in Acting through Song classes, Rep classes & Jazz Technique, just to name a few.

We have also had the pleasure of hosting Michael Lavine, a Broadway Vocal Coach visiting from USA, who has taken our students through their paces in several Great American Songbook Masterclasses.

Whilst we are in the winter months here in London, our Australian school is on their summer break and Briar, the General Manager has popped over to London to work alongside our Principal to prepare for 2020. We can’t wait to welcome our second year of Australian students.

Our studios are already becoming a popular hire venue for creative groups and companies in London, as our multi-functional building is ideal for one off workshops, short and long term rehearsals and everything in between!

There are many exciting events coming up in the next few months here at Associated Studios including the Industry Agent Showcase at Pineapple Dance Studios, our annual full-scale production at the Bridewell Theatre and the development of the Masters program (subject to validation) through the University of Wolverhampton; so keep your eyes peeled on our website and social media to be a part of the buzz!

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.