Kevin Aviance was raised in Richmond, Virginia, in a close-knit family of seven siblings. From an early age, Aviance dedicated himself to the study of music and theatre. Kevin’s career as a performance artist and club personality began in Washington, DC, continued in Miami, and eventually landed him in New York City. In 1989, the House of Aviance was founded in Washington by Mother Juan Aviance.
Aviance has appeared in several films, including Flawless starring Robert De Niro and the independent film Punks. Besides his feature-film work he has made guest appearances on such shows as The Tyra Banks Show, and America’s Next Top Model, also hosted by Tyra Banks. His songs “Din Da Daa,”, “Rhythm Is My Bitch”, “Alive”, “Give It Up” and “Strut”, have all reached #1 on the Billboard dance chart. The only single not to peak at #1 to date is “Dance For Love.” Aviance’s most successful dance radio hit to date is “Give It Up” released in 2004. His second album, Entity is a more consistent effort than his first but seems to be available online only.