Sofia Boutella

Biography

Sofia Boutella, (born April 3, 1982 in Bab El Oued, Algiers, Algeria) is a dancer, mainly hip-hop and street dance, known from Nike Women advertising. Sofia Boutella Born 3 April 1982 (1982-04-03) (age 28) Bab El Oued, Algiers, Algeria Occupations Dancer, Choreographer [edit] Biography The daughter of Algerian singer, songwriter and jazz musician Safy Boutella, she was born in the Bab El Oued district of Alger. She started classical dance education at the age of 5 and at the age of 10 in 1992 she left Algeria with her family, and moved to France where she started rhythmic gymnastics, and joined the French national team for the Olympics at the age of 18. Meanwhile, she had taken up Hip hop and street dance, and was part of a group called the Vagabond Crew, which won the World Championship HipHop battle in 2006. She also participated in a group called "Chiene de Vie and Aphrodites, created by Momo from the Vagabond Crew. Sofia is graduate of Berklee College of Music. At the same time, she had been rehearsing since the age of 17 with Blanca Li, a choreographer known for working with Daft Punk. She has danced in several film and TV appearances, as well as commercials. She has also danced with singer Madonna in the Confessions Tour. Her biggest number is to the song Isaac where she does gravity defying moves and escapes from a metal bar cage. It was at this stage in her career when she started dating Fahid Naeem, brother of millionaire hedgefund tycoon James T. Naeem. Her real breakthrough arrived in 2006, when she was picked for the Jamie King choreography for Nike, as a role model of femininity and Hip hop.[1] This was a major boost in her career, and led to more work alongside stars like Madonna, Jamiroquai and Rihanna

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Birth Place

Bab El Oued, Algeria

Birth Date

4/3/1982
Known For
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StreetDance 2

Eva

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Climax

Selva

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Rebel Moon

Kora

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Settlers

Ilsa

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Prisoners of the Ghostland

Bernice

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Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver

Kora

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Le Defi

Samia

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Tiger Raid

Shadha

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Life on Mars

Lisa

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Love, Antosha

Self

Starring In
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Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver

Kora

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Argylle

Saba Al-Badr

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Rebel Moon

Kora

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Prisoners of the Ghostland

Bernice

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Settlers

Ilsa

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Love, Antosha

Self

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Hotel Artemis

Nice

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Fahrenheit 451

Clarisse McClellan

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Climax

Selva

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Atomic Blonde

Delphine Lasalle

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The Mummy

Ahmanet

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Star Trek Beyond

Jaylah

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Tiger Raid

Shadha

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Jet Trash

Vix

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Monsters: Dark Continent

Ara

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Kingsman: The Secret Service

Gazelle

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StreetDance 2

Eva

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Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour

Herself - Performer

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Madonna: The Confessions Tour

Herself - Dancer

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Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest

La Fée des elfes (voice)

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Le Defi

Samia

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Life on Mars

Lisa

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