BIOGRAPHY

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
— Judy Garland

    Alden Gagnon grew up on a mountain pond in the backwoods of New Hampshire. Her childhood years were spent homeschooled. She watched Judy Garland movies (especially The Wizard of Oz), played music, baked copious chocolate goodies, and pretended she was Pocahontas with her trusty cattle dog, Aztec, by her side. From 4-10 years old, she had her own public tv show (it aired from Maine to Hawaii) “Allie’s World" which included segments on baking, traveling, science, interviews with people around the world, and singing! 

    While homeschooling, Alden travelled the world with her family. Her favorite childhood adventures include rafting in the aqueducts of a pineapple plantation in Maui, swimming alongside a sea turtle and playing with a baby seal in the Galapagos, riding vintage sidecars in the countryside of Amsterdam, living like a New England homesteader for several weeks, and learning French at a small B&B in Aix-en-Provence, France.       

    Though excelling in her homeschooled environment, Alden decided to go to a charter school at the age of fifteen to pursue music. She was a soprano two and lead vocalist in the Fryeburg Academy Vocal Jazz Group, a nationally award winning high school jazz ensemble. She also modeled and collaborated with New England photographer Jay Philbrick.

           Elon University was where Alden spent a year of her time studying music and french. She also did modern and West African dance, then studied abroad in Ghana on tour with the Africa Alive Dance company. Because she has been exposed to so many world-views, she knows her job as a storyteller is to share the human experience with others. 

    Realizing she was not a southern girl, she decided to move to NYC and transfer to the Tom Todoroff Acting Conservatory. It has been a whirlwind two years and she knows it was the right path to grow into a stronger artist with a personal point of view. No matter what, she still loves baking chocolate goodies (now gluten free and vegan), world adventures, and pretending she is a Disney princess.

Jay Philbrick Photography

 

She can't be caged.

 

Performing in Ghana

Dogsledding in Mount Washington Valley--Alden's Stomping Ground

 

Performing "Do I Do" with the Fryeburg Academy Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

Misty Morning in Alden's Frontyard

Life in NYC