For Keivana Vanee’ Wallace, music is a wonderful force capable of drawing people together in the most positive, uplifting way. At the age of three, Keivana joined The St. Joseph Children's Choir at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Largo, Maryland, where she also serves as a cantor. She is a soloist and member of the Praise Team at Living Faith Baptist Church and International Ministries in Washington, DC. As a soloist, Keivana ministers through song throughout Metropolitan DC.
After discovering theater at age nine, Keivana has performed in various plays including Dream Girls, Bubbling Brown Sugar, Soul Train to Motown, Ain’t MisBehavin’, The Wiz, Daughters of God, and Matter of Black. She studied at Studio Theatre in Washington DC, and is currently playing the role of Indigo in the webisode Brothers Project and Women 2. She is also an ensemble member in Ellington’s production of The Bluest Eye.
Now in the eleventh grade, Keivana attends the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC. She is a Theatre major maintaining a 3.91 cumulative grade point average with a curriculum that includes three AP and four theatre classes. In 2016 she studied at Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory (RSAC). Currently she is taking vocal and keyboard lessons at Nic Leon Studio in Clinton, Maryland and dance lessons at Marcellus Dance Studio in Capitol Heights, Maryland.
In the summer of 2017, Keivana will have the exciting opportunity to participate in the DC Public Schools’ Study Abroad program, providing community service in the Galapagos and Andes Island. Her future goals include attending an acting conservatory and continual engagement in community service. Keivana’s ultimate dream is to become a successful, well-respected actress and role model for young girls.