Hailing from Miami, Florida, Johnny Erasme is your typical jokester and ladies’ man who does not find it difficult to strike a conversation with anyone. He has several acting credits to his name, such as the made for television movie Making of a Dream, where he starred as a young Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as Bones, Everybody Hates Chris, and the motion picture Dreamgirls. However, his achievements in dancing by far outnumber his acting credits.
Johnny is part of a group called the Nick 6, featured in the Nickelodeon dance show Dance on Sunset
. Led by topnotch choreographer Tony Testa, each week, the Nick 6 performs a routine designed by Testa himself. These routines are specifically made for kids who have little or no dancing experience. The Nick 6 repeats the routine slowly throughout the episode so the kids watching can follow.
Johnny Erasme’s formal training in dance includes hip-hop, krump, pop and locke, salsa, and meringue. In 2002, he won first place in the Best New Talent Competition in Los Angeles and the Gold Medal in the World Hip-Hop Championship. Johnny has danced alongside Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, and has appeared in Stevie Wonder’s “What’s the Fuzz?”
(Photo courtesy of Nick)