Mellina Boubetra began dancing at a youth centre in Colombes, her hometown. She discovered hip hop at a very young age and met her teacher Mohamed El Hajoui, who decided to compose a jazz-rock and locking duet, Second souffle. In 2006, they began their career in dance shows. After studying biology for several years, she decided in late 2015 to take up dance full-time. She entered the scene through all-style battles and gradually moved towards creating her own work.