Born in California, raised in NYC, Kareem began training in the arts in Georgia at the Tri-Cities VPA Magnet High School, majoring first in Voice and then adding Dance as a double major. At Iowa State University he earned a B.S. in Biology/Pre-Veterinary Medicine and a Dance minor.
His passion for the arts took him to Chicago and The Joel Hall Dancers – working his way up from the junior company – JHDII, to a first company apprentice and eventually a Joel Hall Dancer first company member.
In addition to the occasional music video and movie, Kareem has also danced for Alliance Dance Company, Duwane Pendarvis & Company, Ballet Entres Nous, Innervation Dance Cooperative, Chicago Dance Crash, Lucid Banter Project, and other Chicago-land area companies.