Associated Studios Australia

London Performing Arts Academy Associated Studios expands to Australia

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 the 1 & 2 year intensive vocational training programmes, as well as the part-time professional development 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 a Melbourne industry showcase at the end of the advanced course. Australian students also have the option of studying for a further fourth term at Associated Studios London, a term which culminates in a West End Showcase in front of an industry audience of agents and casting directors. Associated Studios are proud that many alumni currently feature as Leads and Swings in London’s West End as well as in Australia.

Founding Principal Leontine Hass, an internationally acclaimed vocal coach who has worked with many West End leads and contemporary pop performers, will be leading auditions in November this year in both Melbourne, Sydney and New Zealand, with the newly appointed General Manager, Briar Franks.

“We’re thrilled to bring this top end vocational training in an exciting and fast-growing industry to Melbourne and can’t wait to meet some extremely talented performers on audition day.” says Miss Hass.

Patron Sir Tim Rice says: ‘Associated Studios will prepare you for a competitive but thrilling business and inspire you as a performer. You will be working with brilliant practitioners who have an extraordinary wealth of knowledge.’ Other Associated Studios patrons include actors Jeremy Irons and Timothy West, composer Scott Alan, comedian/impersonator Rory Bremner, the Opera singer Rosalind Plowright OBE and other luminaries of the UK Theatre scene.

Australian performers such as Erin Cornell (Cats & Wicked) and Rachael Ward (EvitaSingin’ in the Rain & The Wizard of Oz) have studied with Associated Studios in London and have gone on to very successful careers.

Associated Studios has a long history of philanthropic contributions and are offering one full scholarship to an indigenous applicant from either Australia or New Zealand. Eligible performers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.