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Talent: Sofia Boutella
Finally, a dance post.
YOU are quite likely to recognise Sofia, but you may not know her name. I decided to investigate further when I started to see her everywhere.
If you've watched Hung Up by Madonna, you've seen Sofia. Although that particular video makes a habit of wasting the talent of several of the performers featured therein, namely Sebastien Foucan, Lo Life and Sofia herself.
However, what launched Sofia into the Queen of Pop's line of sight was Nike's first ever television advert made solely to advertise their women's range, choreographed by Jamie King. Watch it.
For another fitting demonstration of this young lady's talent, take a look at Axwell's Feel the Vibe (or try here), which I think is a very cool video as it's so simple; the only set used is a summer's day in London last year and there are only two actors.
Sofia hails from Paris and is the daughter of an Algerian composer. She trained in rhythmic gymnastics and even made the French team, before moving onto hip hop and breaking. I first noticed her when I picked up Le Defi, a dreadfully-written and acted French movie with some seriously hot dancing from some pretty well-known French dancers (even a cameo by Junior), including perhaps the most beautifully-filmed sequence of slo-mo headspins and 'mills ever committed to celluloid.
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