"Sofia Boutella"

Sofia Boutella (born April 3, 1982) is an Algerian-French dancer, actress and musician, known mainly for hip-hop and street dance, known as the Nike Girl from Nike Women advertising campaigns. She starred in films such as StreetDance 2, Monsters: Dark Continent and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Boutella was born in the Bab El Oued district of Algiers, the daughter of jazz musician Safy Boutella and an architect mother. 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 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 Battle of the Year in 2006. She also participated in a group called "Chienne de Vie and Aphrodites" created by Momo from the Vagabond Crew. Sofia is a graduate of Berklee College of Music.

At the same time, she had been rehearsing since the age of 17 with choreographer Blanca Li. She has danced in several film and TV appearances, as well as commercials and concert tours.

Her real breakthrough arrived in 2007, when she was picked for the Jamie King choreography for Nike, as a role model of femininity and hip hop.[ This was a major boost in her career and led to more work alongside stars like Madonna, in her Confessions Tour, and Rihanna.

She auditioned for the Michael Jackson This Is It concerts but, although successful, could not attend due to the extension of the Madonna tour whose dates coincided with the Jackson residency. In February 2011, she was the main character in the music video of "Hollywood Tonight".

She recently played lead character Eva in the film StreetDance 2, the sequel to StreetDance 3D, and co-starred in Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Her influences include Fred Astaire, Karim Barouche, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Bob Fosse.

Boutella is currently dating her Jet Trash co-star Robert Sheehan.

Music videos

Cesária Évora - "Nutridinha" (2001)
Jamiroquai - "Little L" (2001)
Matt Pokora - "Showbiz (The Battle)" (2004)
Bodyrockers - "I Like The Way (You Move)" (2005)
Axwell - "Feel The Vibe ('Til The Morning Comes)" (2005)
Madonna - "Hung Up" (2005)
Madonna - "Sorry" (2006)
Rihanna - "SOS (Nike Version)" (2006)
Chris Brown - "Wall to Wall" (2007)
Matt Pokora - "Dangerous" (2008)
Madonna - "Celebration" (2009)
Usher - "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)" (2009)
Beat Freaks/Geminiz - "Jump II" (2010)
Ne-Yo - "Beautiful Monster" (2010)
Ne-Yo - "Champagne Life" (2010)
Michael Jackson - "Hollywood Tonight" (2011)
Take That - "Get Ready For It" (2015)

Film / Television

Le Défi (2002)
Les Cordier, juge et flic (2004)
Permis D'Aimer (2005)
Azur et Asmar (2006)
Megatánc [Megadance] (2006)
Supermodelo (2007)
Dancing with the Stars - "Macy's Stars of Dance" Episode #11.4 [Choreographed by Rich & Tone Talauega] (2010)
StreetDance 2 (2012)
Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
Tiger Raid (2015)
Jet Trash (2016)


Nike Women - "Keep Up" (2005)
Peugeot 206 CC - "Désirable" (2005)
Nike (UK Women Campaign) - "Tell Me I'm Not an Athlete" (2006)
Nike Plus - "Sofia" (2007)
Mazda2 - "Fitness comes as standard" (2007)
Nike Women - "You Are Your Own Limit" (2007)
Nike - "NIKEiD" (2008)
Panasonic - "VIERA P906i Mobile TV Phone" (2008)
Nike Sportswear - "Sofia Boutella In Motion" & "Sofia Sitting" (2008)
Nike Plus - "Men vs. Women" (2009)
Nike Pro - "Hyperwarm Women’s Hoodie" (2010)
Svedka Vodka - "R U Bot Or Not?" (2010)
Nike Women - "Make Yourself featuring Allyson Felix, Julia Mancuso, and Sofia Boutella" (2010)
Nike Women - "Nike Dri-FIT Epic Crew: Flexible Studio Style" (2014)

Live Performance / Tours

Safy Boutella - "La Source" Show (2001)
Battle of the Year (BOTY) France - B-girl show: "Aphrodite" (2004)
Nike Dance Clash - Rome, Italy (2005)
Nike Convention - Prague, Czech Republic (2005)
Madonna - MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) (2005)
Gorillaz & Madonna - 48th Annual Grammy Awards (2006)
Madonna - "Confessions Tour" (2006)
Madonna - Live Earth 2007: Wembley Stadium, London, England (2007)
Safy Boutella - "Zarbot" Concert (2007)
Nike Convention - Belgrade, Serbia (2007)
Madonna - "Sticky & Sweet Tour" (2008–2009)
Madonna - Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show (2012)

MTV - "TRL" - Milan, Italy (2006)
Nike - "Dance to LA" (2006)
Nike - "Dance to NY" (2007)
Nike Dance Clash - London, England (2007)
Nike Dance Competition - Istanbul, Turkey (2007)
Intersport Dance Battle - Moscow, Russia (2007)

Nike Campaigns

Nike Women - "Take Sport. Add Music." (2005)
Nike Women - "Just Dance" (2005)
Nike Women - Nike Women Fitness Collections (2005–2014)
Nike Women - "Let's Dance!" (2005)
Nike - "Nike Rockstar Workout" campaigns [Choreographed by Jamie King] (2006)
Nike Women - "Gear Up & Dance" (2006)
Nike - "Just A T-Shirt" (2007)
Nike Sportswear - "Icon Book" (2008)
Nike Women - "Here I Am" (2008)
Nike Women - "Here I Am" Athlete Book (2008)
Nike Sportswear - "V for Victory" (2009)
Nike Women - "Let Yourself Out" (2009)
Nike Sportswear - "The AW77" Hoodie (2009)
Nike Women - "Nike Pro" (2010)
Nike Women - "Make Yourself" (2010–2011)
Nike Women - "Join The Club" (2011)
Nike Women - "Make It Count" (2012)
Nike Women - Nike Training Club (NTC): "Sofia Boutella's Fearless Workout" (2012-2013)

Magazine / Fashion

Breakin'Dance Magazine - "La Part Belle"
Sistoeurs.net Magazine - "Sofia la mystérieuse…" (2004)
Perso Magazine - "Car Crash"
Seb Janiak photo shoot [Editorial] - "Cube Lighted"
Seb Janiak photo shoot [Exhibitions] - "Mutant", "Downtown Explosion" & "Mountain City" (2005)
Daily Mirror - "How To Get A Body Like.... Madonna" (2006)
Hot Magazine [Italy] (2006)
5 Styles Magazine (No. 39) - "Sofia" (2006)
Jalouse Magazine (No. 90) - "Sofia, pleine de grâce" (2006)
Jeune et Jolie Magazine (No. 227) [France] - "Nike, une campagne qui déchire!" (2006)
WAD Magazine (No. 29) The Southern Europe Issue - "La reine Sofia" (2006)
H&M - "Madonna & Crew" (2006)
Ça Va? - "Sofia Boutella, la danse passionnément" (2006)
Graff It! Magazine (No. 20) (2006)
Groove Magazine (No. 109) - "Sofia Boutella: Tout Simplement" (2007)
Le Figaro - Madame - "Sofia Boutella, freestyle" (2007)
Telva Magazine [Spain] - "La danza forma parte de mí" (2007)
Top Beauty Magazine [Russia] (2007)
Elle Magazine - "La folie dance class" (2007)
Gala Magazine (No. 773) - "Entrez dans la danse avec Sofia Boutella" (2008)
Paris Match Magazine - "Sofia Boutella Elle danse avec Madonna" (2008)
Valérie Mathilde photo shoot (2009)
Cosmopolitan Magazine - "Interview : Sofia Boutella, danseuse de Hip-Hop" (2009)
Juste Debout Magazine (No. 24) - "Sofia Boutella, la force et la beauté" (2009)
Muse Magazine - "Lindsay's Private Party" (2009)
Paris Match Magazine - "Ces Français qui secouent Los Angeles" (2010)
Francois Berthier photo shoot (2010)
InStyle UK Magazine - "Wild Flower" (2012)
Rob Daly photo shoot (2012)
Enzo Addi photo shoot - "Soft/Raw" (2012)
Vogue Italia Magazine (Issue 749 Global Life) - "Multi Ethnic Gallery" by Paolo Roversi (2013)
Numéro Magazine (No. 140) - "Performance" by Jean-Baptiste Mondino (2013)
Lorent Kostar photo shoot (2013)
Louie Aguila photo shoot (2014)
Rollacoaster Magazine - "Screen Test" photographed by Rokas Rach (2014)
V Magazine (V91 The Rebel Issue) - "Sofia Boutella" photographed by Chad Pitman (2014)
Elle Magazine (No. 350) October Personal Style Issue - "The Secret to Unforgettable Personal Style" photographed by Horst Diekgerdes (2014)
InStyle Magazine - "Set to Stun" photographed by Chad Pitman (2014)
Interview Magazine 15 Faces of 2015 - "The Comic Book Villain" photographed by Brian Higbee (2015)
Marie Claire Magazine - MC @ Play "String Theory" photographed by Emman Montalvan (2015)
W Magazine - "Sofia Boutella Is On Point" photographed by Mark Segal (2015)

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/


Amaranta Tam mengatakan…
Je suis fan de la jolie et talentueuse danseuse, j'aimerais tant la voir dans un spectacle complet de danse, en artiste principale!

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