A junior in high school this year, John Lyden loves storytelling. John has had an interest in performing for many years. He appeared in a play at the New Lebanon Theatre Barn when he was 8, has taken acting classes at New York State Theatre Institute and Hudson Valley Community College, and has been involved in a local storytelling group called Children at The Well for the last three years. He also appeared in the Weather for Children video series by Schlessinger Media. Besides performing, John is interested in radio and television broadcasting, filmmaking, baseball, and dogs. John is working on a television show he and a friend will be showing on public access TV in Schenectady this summer.