Jamile McGee

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Jamile McGee
Born (1984-08-02) August 2, 1984 (age 29)
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Website
www.jamilemcgee.com

Jamile McGee (born August 2, 1984 in Columbus, Ohio) is an African American b-boy and hip hop dancer. He is also known by his dancing name 'Jamz'. Jamile performed on the first season of So You Think You Can Dance. Jamile dances to various style of music. He was trained at Wright State Dance Department in Dayton, Ohio in addition to several years of dance training in studios across the east coast, and utilizes a wide variety of dance styles. He finished number three, just after Nick Lazzarini and Melody Lacayanga. Jamile began dancing at the age of 4. He moved to Baltimore, Maryland from Ohio and continued to dance. He works with the Headliners Competition as a judge and instructor for their National Championships and Legends Conventions.

He auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance in Silver Spring, Maryland and then went on to New York to win a spot on the Fox reality show.

When he was younger, doctors diagnosed Jamile with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and predicted that he would most probably be wheel-chair bound for the rest of his life.[1] Against all the odds, Jamile kept dancing and made it to the top three in the first season of So You Think You Can Dance.

He has since appeared in numerous music videos, including Nelly Furtado's "Maneater", Mariah Carey's "Pepsi Commercial", Chris Brown's "Gimme That", and Rihanna's "SOS". Recently performed on VH1 Diva's Salute to the Troops.

Jamile is the 3rd dancer in the remake of Bobby Brown's "Every Little Step" featuring Wayne Brady and Mike Tyson, which was released on Funny or Die on September 28, 2010.[citation needed] He was on tour with Wayne Brady since February 2009. He had been travelling with Wayne Brady, performing on his improv show in Africa, Europe, and other places around the world. He had been on tour in Las Vegas with Wayne Brady performing weekly until late 2010.[citation needed]

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