Jeffery “Machine” Mccann, 29 years old, started dancing at the age of 9 in Sacramento, California. Being on the streets, watching Martial Arts movies, and being part of Hip Hop in the early 90’s, all influenced his dance styles to vary from old forms of rocking to acrobatic tricks. He started his dance career with Show Biz Productions working with the Sacramento Kings and Sacramento Monarchs. That opportunity soon led to Jeff dancing as a professional b-boy around the world in places including Toronto, Rotterdam, France, Japan, Moscow, Italy, Barcelona, Germany and many more places.
Winning first place at Red Bull King of the Ring Toronto 2006, being voted Bboy of the Year 2005 on Freestylesession.com, picked to organize the 2004-2006 IBE USA teams in Rotterdam, performing on the Golden State Warriors Breaking Squad 2006, and choreographing for Nine Parts of Desire at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 2006 are only some of his accomplishments. He also originated the concept of Stay on the Court while co-promoting it for four years.
In December of 2006, he decided to make the big move to Los Angeles. Since moving down to Los Angeles, Machine has been a dancer in “Step Up 3D,” “Step Up II: The Streets,” “Party All Night” — Sean Kingston music video, “How Low” — Ludacris music video, “Forever” — Chris Brown’s music video, “Dance Flick” feature film with the Waynes Brothers, The Cheetah Girls National Tour, “Dancing with the Stars” “Blaze” — a Hip Hop theatrical tour in Europe, “CSI: NY,” LXD episode “The Experiments,” Conan O’Brien with the cast of LXD, Access Hollywood with the cast of Step Up 3D, “Glee,” as a contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 8, judged the Red Bull BC One finals in 2011, and his crew, Killafornia, won first place at Freestyle Session 13. He also co-founded Hit the Floor Productions and is now Creative Director and Head Choreographer of the company and the main choreographer for their in-house Dance Company, West Bound. He is currently the choreographer for “Alexander the Great,” a play premiering in Tromso, Norway in April 2012.
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