About us

Associated Studios, one of Britain’s leading performing arts academies, renowned for training the Musical Theatre stars of the future, has opened an Australian branch in Melbourne. Applications are now open for part-time and full-time courses, working with some of the best practitioners in Australia and from abroad.

Associated Studios Australia is committed to the training and continued professional development of both aspiring and established performers. In addition to the courses, Professional Development workshops run throughout the year, lead by eminent industry professionals.

As a central part of all courses, students work with leading theatre practitioners including directors, vocal coaches, musical directors, agents, casting directors, producers, choreographers and well-known performers. Students not only gain from the wealth of knowledge and experience of such industry luminaries, but also develop valuable professional contacts.

Students of the Advanced Diploma in Musical Theatre, have the opportunity to perform a showcase to an invited audience of Australian agents, casting directors and industry members, thereby facilitating auditions and work. On completion of their training in Australia, advanced students are invited to take a fourth term at Associated Studios London, culminating in a West End industry showcase.

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.

Our patrons

Jeremy Irons, Sir Tim Rice, Daniel Koek, Paul Wiegard



In 2020 we are offering three courses:
1 year Foundation Musical Theatre Course Full-Time
1 year British Diploma in Musical Theatre Full-Time
1 year Advanced Musical Theatre Course Part-Time

To view our courses and apply please click here


Congratulations to Rachael Ward who has been cast in Chicago the Musical opening in Sydney in August and then on to Melbourne & Brisbane

Erin Cornell
was on this season of The Voice Australia & wowed the judges in her blind audition

Doug Hansell
currently starring in Come from Away at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne


We pride ourselves on understanding industry requirements and have a network of dedicated and highly experienced Musical Theatre practitioners, ready to offer you help and advice whilst you are studying with us, and after you embark on your career.

About Our Founder

Leontine Hass is an internationally renowned Vocal Coach and Principal of the Associated Studios Performing Arts Academy. 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 in the UK and abroad. Leontine has acted as vocal consultant on West End shows and various music management and production companies, including ITV and the BBC. Leontine is vocal coach for ‘The Voice’ ITV and the Gareth Malone show, ‘The Naked Choir’, for BBC2. She is a regular contributor to various newspapers and publications including ‘The Singer’s Complete Guide to Vocal Health’ (Oxford Uni. Press), and advisor/contributor to ‘The Ultimate Guide to Singing’. Having originally trained as a classical singer, Leontine completed her post-graduate studies in Musical Theatre at The Royal Academy of Music London. Leontine has performed as a singer and actress in concert, theatre and TV.


2019 Student Testimonials

2019 Student Testimonials

Starting my Musical Theatre journey at Associated Studios Australia this year has been an amazing experience. I have especially enjoyed being around like minded peers who are extremely supportive, friendly and talented. ASA has provided me with the skills in which I...

The Incredible Irving Berlin

The Incredible Irving Berlin

Weekly projects have kicked off here at ASA and last week our students dove into composers from the 1920s-1930s. One of our Foundation students George, got super creative and wrote a rap about Irving Berlin, one of America’s greatest Musical Theatre composers and...

2019 is underway

2019 is underway

It's Wednesday of week 3 and I am sitting in my office listening to our students belt out songs from the 1920 & 1930 eras in their Acting through Song class with Natalie Gamsu and Will Conyers. This is just one of the many classes the students have taken in their...