Babushka Ferenczi is a full-time professional model, dancer, teacher and actor currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Beginning her career in France where she was inspired by art nouveau, she has been in the industry for nine years.
Her vast portfolio in modeling has included runways, photo shoots, catalogues, fashion shows and video shoots. Babushka’s has been published in a few magazines for the bridal and alternative markets and has taken part in leading consumer and retailer events such as L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, Fringe Festival and Melbourne World Runway. As a performer, she specialises in belly dance, Bollywood, Latin-American, fire twirling and Bhangra; all of which she performs on a regular basis for different functions, festivals and charities. Because of videographic modeling for many well-known Indian singers, she was offered an opportunity to work on a Bollywood feature as a lead.
Babushka is known to be very reliable, organised, dedicated and easy to direct. Although she knows how to adapt and conform to rules, she also has a very fertile creative side and loves adding her own twist to projects when it is welcome. Her artistic output has tended to alternate between glamourous, tasteful, refined, old-school, wholesome, warrior-like, frenetic, tranquil and otherworldly – and that goes for her looks as well.
Babushka’s experience in working for different and world-renowned dance companies have enabled her to form her own company Jalwa Dance Company, where she can utilise her skillset to the fullest and richest extent of her ability as owner, choreographer and lead performer. In addition, she instructs her students under these variegated dance styles to a shrewd and high standard.
Indeed, Babushka is proof of the adage that art is a way of life. And when she embodies the tagline in a photographic campaign: ‘Divinely You’, it’s not hard to see why.