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Artist and Dancer Demetre Cartier Uses Influencer Deals to Get New Opportunities

An appearance on one of HBO’s prime time shows was his acting debut. Now Demetre Cartier is a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood.

Demetre Cartier is one of the most lowkey gifted budding talents in entertainment. Growing up a native in the friendly atmosphere of Nashville, Tennessee, and in a vibrant Brooklyn neighborhood, cultivated his passion for the arts since childhood.

Cartier majored in Digital Animation during college so cartoons are his specialty. Yet many different styles of dance are in his repertoire due to training with a dance company on campus.

Demetre’s Version of Ororo Munroe.


Now he’s based in Los Angeles and blooming as a creative in all areas. Demetre has danced in music videos and live performances with artists like Keke Palmer in “Pull Up With a Stick” and K Michelle in “Birthday”. His most notable dance accomplishment as of late was being featured in the Broadway musical “Mamma Mia!”. 

Demetre and Keke Palmer


As an actor, he’s also had a few remarkable roles, including casting on Amazon’s “Dancers For Sale” and HBO’s “Insecure”. 

HBO’s Insecure Season 2 Episode 8

Influencer Marketing

When it comes to being an influencer, that curly afro gets all of the shine. This is a quintessential example of the few curl influencers out there. Natural hair companies send a plethora of products to try, review, and post on his Instagram. 

Demetre has worked with brands such as Afro Sheen, Carol’s Daughter, & TPH by Taraji. He has his very own commercial for Afro Sheen and is part of the marketing team in their partnership with Carol’s Daughter.

Entrepreneurial Endeavors

When the pandemic forced everyone into isolation last spring, acting and dancing work became scarce in the entertainment industry. To generate another stream of income while still maintaining his passion for creativity, Demetre started two businesses. 

The first business is Pin Magic where he designs and hand makes custom pins for jackets & bags.

The second one is a foodie page called Good Food Gurus. While everybody is at home, doom scrolling away at their phones, this had been a great idea. Demetre and the other half of Good Food Gurus, Roberto Hannibal, try restaurants around Los Angeles, take photos, and post about it. 

Since its inception, restaurants have been reaching out for them to come in, try their food, and take photos to feature on the growing page. During the holiday season of 2020, Good Food Gurus hosted a charity event for the homeless called “Good Giving Christmas” in collaboration with Ubatuba Açai & BossaNova. 

What’s Next?

Moving forward, Demetre wants to do more charity work with the homeless. When quarantine is over, he plans on auditioning for a lot more acting roles. His first independent cartoon is in development and will be released in 2021.


Written by Fournier Calixte

Cofounder and CEO of Mindsethack. Member of the AlmightyGroup. Sales and Marketing Professional. Futurtist. In the process of becoming a Certified Mindfulness at Work Facilitator through Mindfulness Without Borders. Will be certified by 2018.