Lon Michael Smith aka W.I.S.E. Tha Lycan (Wisdom, Inadvertently, Seeking, Enlightenment. Always looking for God’s grace). A recent newlywed with three beautiful daughters, Wise was born in Newburgh, NY, and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. He attended Douglas Elementary, Carroll Middle, Sanderson HS, and DeVry University. A member of Raleigh North Christian Center, Wise is also an OIF Combat War Veteran who served 10 years among the Marines, Navy, and Army. He is an active member of VFW post 8466 in Wake Forest, NC and an author of the two online books “Fort Zombie” and “My Pen holds Passion vol.1.”
Wise has been a professional Krump dancer for 10 years. A recent student of the SLX Black class, directed by Krump dance Creator Tight Eyez, Wise has performed in places like Camp Stryker Baghdad, Iraq to the 1st SBDC in Savannah, GA. Wise has also performed with alternative cirques Alternacirque, Soda City Cirque, and Cirque de Lune. In addition, Wise also helps out local dance groups like the Raleigh Rockers.
Even with the unfortunate adversity dealing with PTSD, Wise spreads the knowledge of both dance and cultural sides of Krump. Wise plans to begin a group called VOB (Veterans on Beat) which will feature Veterans who perform to raise money for VA programs. Furthermore, Wise plans to start Krump dancing classes and events in the Wake Forest area.