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 the first intake of students beginning their training in February 2019.
Associated Studios Australia offers full-time and part-time courses, and 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, repetiteurs, 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

Daniel Koek & Paul Wiegard

What’s On


A series of professional development workshops for recent graduates and performers wishing to hone their skills and learn from some of the best practitioners in Australia


A Song Served Three Ways Masterclass with Heather Fletcher – January 31st


Please email info@associatedstudios.com.au to book.


Melbourne – 11th February 2019


Leading London Performing Arts Academy Associated Studios is expanding to Melbourne following the internationally renowned success of its London courses.

Applications are now open for part-time professional development and 1 & 2 year full-time training courses in Musical Theatre. All courses will commence on 25th February 2019.

The courses offer a unique opportunity to study with one of London’s top drama schools in the heart of Melbourne. Students will have the opportunity to work with renowned industry professionals leading to an agent showcase at the end of the advanced course. Australian students have the option to study a fourth term at Associated Studios London, which culminates in a West End showcase in front of Agents and Casting Directors.

We are proud that many alumni currently feature as Leads and Swings in London’s West End.

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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 London 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 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, Melbourne Uni, BMus. Kings College London, Dip. RAM), Leontine has performed as a singer and actress in concert, theatre and TV.


Paul Wiegard – Patron of Associated Studios Australia

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Daniel Koek – Patron of Associated Studios Australia

We are delighted to announce that Daniel Koek will be a patron for Associated Studios Australia.   Daniel is an Australian born performer and starred as the original Jean Valjean in Les Miserables West End cast. He has landed leading roles in international touring...

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