I.aM.mE (Inspire, Motivate, and Energize) is an American hip hop dance crew from Houston, Texas. They will appear in the episode "Wrestle It Up" as featured dancers, dancing to the song Critical.
The group rose to prominence after being crowned champions in the sixth season of America's Best Dance Crew. The three founding members, Phillip "Pacman" Chbeeb, Di "Moon" Zhang and Brandon "747" Harrell, formed I.aM.mE after the disbanding of Marvelous Motion Crew, which they were all formerly a part of. Three additional members, Olivia "Chachi" Gonzales, Emilio "Millie" Dosal, and Jana "Jaja" Vaňková, joined later after an audition.
Before coming together to form I.aM.mE, the members had all achieved considerable success by themselves. Also, Di "Moon" Zhang posted many of his tutting videos onto Youtube before he met Phillip "Pacman" Chbeeb and created Marvelous Motion Crew, which included Brandon "747" Harrell. As the main choreographers, they led the team to much success, winning 1st place at "The Show", a Dallas competition hosted by JabbaWockeeZ. Taking the crew to new levels, Marvelous Motion traveled to California on their first major competition, and received 3rd place at "World of Dance: Pomona" under the direction of Moon. However, Marvelous Motion Crew was unable to audition for the fourth and fifth seasons of ABDC, since Pacman was still under contract with the fifth season of So You Think You Can Dance. The crew disbanded in late 2010. The trio of Pacman, Moon, and 747 then held an audition, creating a brand new crew with three new members in preparation for ABDC: Season of the Superstars.
I.aM.mE was declared the champions of ABDC: Season of the Superstars on June 5, 2011. They became the first mixed gender crew and also the first group from the South to win, ending the Western dominance of previous ABDC seasons.
Chachi was one of the backup dancers for the Tribute to Britney Spears in the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
Emilio and 747 performed as backup dancers for LMFAO's performance of "Party Rock Anthem" and "Sexy and I Know It" on the American Music Awards 2011.
I.aM.mE performed at MTV's NYE in NYC 2012. The crew danced to "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO, "We Found Love" by Rihanna, "Beautiful People" by Chris Brown, "Give Me Everything" by Pitbull, and "Till The World Ends" by Britney Spears.
I.aM.me will appear as featured dancers on an upcoming episode of the Disney Channel show, Shake It Up.
The crew taught workshops at the Urban Dance Camp 2011 and performed at the Urban Dance Showcase 2011.
The crew performed at the International Secret Agents 2011 in Seattle, San Francisco, and at the Los Angeles Festival. Jaja did not perform with the crew in Seattle. Chachi and Moon did not perform with the crew in San Francisco. Pacman did not perform with the crew in Los Angeles.
The crew performed at the Kinematix I.aM. PHUNK'tion event at Northeastern University on November 4, 2011.
Pacman will make an appearance in the upcoming film Step Up 4.
Chachi will take the lead role in the film The Legend of Darkhorse County directed by Shawn Welling, creator of the AXI series on YouTube which I.aM.mE regularly stars in.
Pacman and Moon made a cameo for Nigahiga, a popular video maker on YouTube.
Each member of the crew stars in Shawn S. Welling's AXI (Avengers of Extreme Illusions).
Moon made an appearance in LMFAO's video for "Sorry for Party Rocking".
The crew made a guest appearance on the 9th episode of The LXD: Rise of the Drifts.