Kahlil “Rahwm” Smith is a dancer, choreographer, aspiring creative director, and instructor at Pink Cherry Pole and Dance Studio based in Raleigh, NC where he’s teaches Urban Animation for an one hour session every Thursday at 7pm.
Kahlil began exploring the expression of movement through his early adolescent years in middle school on a step-team. Soon enough High School broke more boundaries as he joined a Hip-Hop Dance Team formally known as HYPHY and then later leaving to join Essence Step Team-leading them to multiple placing victories. While Kahlil remained on Essence, he still created for HYPHY, helping change their narrative from Hip-Hop Dance Team to Dance Team while introducing contemporary and lyrical styles, changing the teams dynamic. He then joined the ADHS Cheer Team to train in cheerleading and graduated in 2014.
In 2016, Kahlil joined rising Hip-hop Dance Team GenetiX Dance Crew, which opened him up to local industry dance communities and opportunities. He then, discovered the hard work that came behind directing choreography and creating for longer periods of time. He was introduced to multiple local artists, giving him opportunity to create for them and obtaining exposure for his work.
In 2017, Kahlil helped in discovering Omega Point Produxns; a dance based production crew that specializes in events, live performances, and video shoots in Raleigh, NC. Here, he learned the aspect of technical camera work and background production value with his devoted team. During this time, OPP trained with other local dancers, getting him ready to teach at multiple other studios until finding the best studio of them all, Pink Cherry Pole And Dance Studio.
Being a part of OPP, he discover his brand, Rahwm. Rahwm is a brand focusing on stage presence, confidence, and building your essence in movement. He strives to build character, and bring you improvement in dance development.
Kahlil believes that anyone has a gift of dance. Whether it’s the clapping of your hands, or the tapping of your feet, that’s where the rhythm starts! God presented the universe with sound and vibrations for us to feel!
His biggest inspiration is the gift of life. Freedom. Being able to see a day of good energy and uplifting spirit. He thrives on intense feeling and genuine emotion and pushes for the rotation of good karma. Kahlil hopes that everyone can experience the gift of dance and enjoys just as much as he does!