Leontine coaches singers in commercial recorded music, musical theatre and opera as well as being behind the scenes coaching and judging for many TV shows.
Leontine 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 Bodyguard & Hair, West End), Claire Sweeney (Tell me on a Sunday), Declan Egan (Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys),members of the Motown West End cast including Lucy St Louis (Diana Ross in Motown West End), Brandon Lee Sears, Cindy Belliot, Keisha Amponsa Banson, several of the young Michael Jackson kids cast, and many other leads and swings in West End, international and national tours of productions such as Thriller-Live, Oliver, Carousel, Parade, Tell me on a Sunday, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Witches of Eastwick, Nine, The Wizard of Oz, Ragtime, Sweeney Todd, Cats, Sister Act, We Will Rock You, Footloose, Wicked, Ragtime, The Sound of Music, Ghost, Hairspray, Porgy and Bess, The Bodyguard, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jersey Boys, Barnam, Miss Saigon, Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia, In the Heights, Colour Purple, Memphis, Spamalot, Chicago, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Aladdin, Chicago, The Pyjama Game, Kinky Boots and 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 served as 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, 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. Leontine was featured as mentor/vocal coach in The Gareth Malone show, ‘The Naked Choir’ for BBC2. She is a regular columnist at voicecouncil.com and The Stage newspaper. She has articles in international book publications including ‘The Singer’s Complete Guide to Vocal Health’ (Oxford Uni. Press), and ‘The Ultimate Guide to Singing’ published by TC Helicon, for which she also acted as advisor.
Having originally trained as a classical singer (BA, Melb. Uni, BMus. Kings College London, Dip. Royal Academy of Music), 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. Associated Studios provides full-time and part-time training and professional development in Musical Theatre and Opera (www.associatedstudios.co.uk). Patrons include Sir Tim Rice, Jeremy Irons, Jeremy Herrin, Timothy West and Scott Alan.
Leontine is represented by Lesley Duff at Diamond Management.