I.aM.mE (which stands for Inspire, motivate, and energize) is an American hip-hop dance crew from Houston, Texas. They won 1st place in MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew season 6. The three founding members, Di Moon Zhang, Brandon Harrell, and Phillip Chbeeb formed I.aM.mE. after their original dance crew, Marvelous Motion Crew, broke up. Later 3 additional members joined, Emilio Dosal, Chachi Gonzales, and Džajna “jaja” Vankováand.
I.aM.mE is comprised of members from other dance crews who have competed in past seasons of America’s best dance crew, Scarlett Nabil (from Funkdation, season 7), Tamara Rapp “Tam” (from 8 Flavahz, season 7), and Jean Lloret “B-Boy Bebo” (from Phunk Phenomenon, season 6).
Before forming I.aM.mE, each member had all achieved success on their own. Di Zhang “Moon” posted many videos on YouTube of his tutting before he was introduced to Phillip Chbeeb “Pacman” and together, along with Brandon Harrell “747”, they created Marvelous Motion Crew.
They won 1st place at a Dallas competition hosted by JabbaWockeez, “The Show”. Marvelous Motion received 3rd place at World of Dance Pomona. The crew was unable to audition for season 4 and 5 of America’s Best Dance Crew, because Pacman was still under contract with the fifth season of So You Think You Can Dance. After the Marvelous Motion broke up in 2010, Pacman, Moon, and 747 held an audition which resulted a brand new crew, with 3 new members, and they prepared for America’s Best Dance Crew: Season of the Superstars.
on June 5, 2011, I.aM.mE won first place in America’s Best Dance Crew: Season of the Superstars. They were the first mixed gender dance to win.
Amazing Dance Performance by I.aM.mE
Another Great Performance by I.aM.mE