Growing up in the small town of Lake Placid, NY, Colden has always loved performing, whether it was in front of the TV or dancing to CDs for his parents. Even at a young age, Colden owned his own theater, “The Basement Theater”, where he would perform one man productions of The Phantom of the Opera, The Producers and My Fair Lady just to name a few.
After moving to San Diego and graduating high school, he studied at San Diego State University for Theater with an Emphasis in Performance, graduating in 2018. During his time at State, Colden was also teaching assistant for the Musical Theater History class on campus, and had the opportunity to lecture to the class on Kander & Ebb and their contribution to the development of Musical Theatre.
Since his college graduation, he has been working in a professional actor throughout the Southern California area from San Diego to Thousand Oaks.
In 2020, he became an author with the online publication The Theater Times in which he conducts interviews with prominent designers on their creative process.