- Family immigrated to France during Algeria's civil war in 1992.
- Practiced rhythmic gymnastics, and joined the French national team for the Olympics when she was 18.
- Worked as one of Madonna's backup dancers, notably during her Confessions Tour.
- Was a model, dancer and spokesperson for Nike.
- Took up hip-hop and street dance and won the Battle of the Year award in 2006 with dancing team the Vagabond Crew.