Upcoming Dance Workshops in 2014:
April 18-21, 2014
East Dance Camp, UK
May 1-4, 2014
American Spring Camp, Italy
Erasme has both a motivating and driven personality. A highly articulate speaker, Erasme offers advice on balancing life as a professional dancer-entertainer, Choreographer, Rap Artist, and a major advocate for the rebuilding of Haiti. He is a positive role model for anyone looking to get into the entertainment industry.
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Posted 11th April by Tony G
On Christmas Day, Miami dancer Johnny Erasme had an unusual present for his family: He took 30 members of his clan to the movies. There was a good reason for that: Erasme, aka JBlaze, is prominently featured in Justin Bieber’s Believe, the new documentary about the Canadian pop star that opened Dec. 25.
Erasme, 24, the son of Haitian immigrants, is one of 12 dancers who shared the singer's life on the road for almost two years. Together, they performed in 156 concerts throughout the world. The film, says Erasme, was mostly shot during Bieber’s two shows at Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena in January. “They even gave me a speaking part,” said the dancer, who graduated from Lauderhill's Parkway Middle School of The Arts before landing professional gigs at age 14. “I talked about seeing my family in the audience during the Miami shows.” Erasme auditioned for the Bieber job in 2011, fresh from stints dancing for Chris Brown, Jordin Sparks and Usher.
So what exactly is the message behind M$MD. For starters, there isn’t one. “I think we set ourselves from other brands in that we don’t have actual messages. Most dance brands slap a dancer’s name on it or a logo and call it a brand. To me, it should be the product itself that stands out, not the person attached to it. I have something customized.” In a competitive industry of hip hop street wear, M$MD’s hopes stretch further than sales. Rather than using a simple “Clothing” tab, gear can be found under the “M$MD Movement” tab on the official site.
As for J Blaze himself, the designer and businessman has plenty going for himself, including stage time with a certain tabloid heavy pop star. “I just came off tour with Justin Bieber as a dancer. H is fans love the brand and share it. My YouTube channel links to the clothing site, which I think is smart for marketing. They see the line and the dancing. It was my first would tour!” Celebrities noted for being seen in M$MD include Jason Derulo, Twitch of “So You Think You Can Dance,” Alyson Stoner, Francia Raisa, and Nelly.
Looking ahead, what does the future hold for the line? “My vision in the future is to add to the girl’s collection. I want to put more focus on it for them, even including more leggings and sweats. We will only get better.”
Discover J Blaze and M$MD Clothing on Twitter and Instagram at @JBlazeOfficial and @repmsmdclothing. Shop M$MD online at www.msmdclothing.com.
“Growing up in South Florida gave me an edge,” he said. “I took in several styles of dancing, and the Caribbean environment in Miami helped. Learning Latin moves with my neighbor was huge for me.”....
Johnny “J Blaze” Erasme has just dropped his brand new choreography video, keeping it grimy with a piece to B.O.B’s “We Still In This B***h.”
Fresh from his marathon worldwide adventure as part of Justin Bieber’s “Believe” tour, this is the first video Johnny has posted in a whole six months and it is definitely great to see some of his new choreography.
Mr. Erasme teamed up with Mykell Wilson, CJ Salvador, Danni Rodgers and Hollywood for his latest video and David Moore was behind the camera for the black & white parking lot shoot. Johnny’s smooth yet grimy style is perfectly suited to B.O.B’s club anthem and is always guaranteed to get you hyped up as you watch him.
Johnny “JBlaze” Erasme (Dancer, Choreographer, Entertainer, and Rap Artist) is currently seen dancing with Justin Bieber for the past 2 years throughout the “My World 2.0” and “Believe” Tours. Erasme began his professional career since the age of 9. After moving from Miami to Los Angeles at the young age of 13, he has danced on such films asDream Girls, Wild Child, Prom Night, and Making A Dream. He’s been a series regular on Nickelodeon’s Dance on Sunset, and Disney’s Shake It Up. He has performed with notable celebrities such as Janelle Monae, Usher, Chris Brown, Jordin Sparks, Sade, Robin Thicke, Ellie Goulding, among others. Erasme was also featured in Justin Bieber’s “Believe” Film launched last Christmas. Whenever he breaks from any tour, he still fits sold-out workshops in his schedule catching the attention of dancers around the world. Currently, he has the pleasure of working with South Korea’s favorite boy band, BEAST.
By Erman M. Baradi
Take a plain tee and throw on a logo. Then mass produce it. Then overprice it and sell it. This is not the process for future fashion icon J Blaze, founder of LA-based street wear M$MD (Monkey $ee Monkey Do). Separating itself from others out there, M$MD establishes itself as more than a trend with a fancy name or emblem - it’s in the quality. J Blaze’s passion for integrity is revealed beyond the threads. Just don’t be to distracted by the dope designs alone.
“The crown reps loyalty and power. The bowtie on the monkey represents class,” J Blaze indicates of its logo. “For me, it’s what I rep through determination and consistency. Through clothes, it’s the best way to demonstrate this. I’ve always had a passion for clothes. So, I started something urban for the dance scene, but it’s not just limited to
dancers.” Rather, J Blaze seizes the opportunity as an avenue to spread individuals’ faith in self.
His vision for the brand is simple yet admirable, brief yet enduring. “I see success first, then I go get it. Faith and determination and persistence are required. As I grow as a man, I want cloths to grow, too, with quality, designs, and meaning. Eventually, I hope we get into stores and branch out.”