Daughter of a violinist, Dorsaf joined the National Conservatory of Music in Tunis in 1985, allowing her to perform with Tunisian Malouf orchestras.
In 1994, she began her postgraduate studies, and earned a master’s degree in musicology in 1998. During her student years, she participated in tours with The Rachidia. Two years later, she obtained a Master’s from the Sorbonne in music and musicology.
In 2010, she took part in the creation of Ivresses, a musical work based on the poetry of Omar Khayyam, along with Iranian vocalist Alireza Ghorbani; the work was met with critical and public acclaim.