Biography

    For Lydia Kalmen, performing is the family business. Her Dad is a musician and her Aunt owns a dance studio. Lydia grew up dancing competitively with her Aunt' studio in ballet, tap, and jazz. While taking a youth musical theater workshop at Binghamton University, the acting bug bit. Since moving to NYC, Lydia has appeared in several Off and Off-Off Broadway shows as well as indie films and TV shows. Though the industry took a hit during the pandemic, Lydia's passion and drive for her art never waned. She filmed The Dark Offerings during lockdown, took classes, and came up with an idea for her own YouTube show In my Experience with Lydia Kalmen, which recently began its release. As the world starting opening back up, Lydia filmed three short films, two pilots, and signed with a talent agent.

Articles, Reviews, and Interviews with Lydia Kalmen:

Review from a production of Ibsen's A Doll's House:

https://artsindependent.wordpress.com/2021/04/29/emerging-from-plaything-to-person-qpac-presents-ibsens-a-dolls-house/

Stage 32 blog The Importance of Being Directable as an Actor by Sam Borowski:

https://www.stage32.com/blog/The-Importance-of-Being-Directable-as-an-Actor?fbclid=IwAR3vOdOOlABr6mTs7m8XpvcUIUMJftpK6VqlZvtEWzcKEn_voJwOk_FoWzQ

Craft Business Life Podcast Interview:

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7KddZWHJh3rGoGNEi2mgSV