Ni Madé Pujawati has been dancing for as long as she can remember. She is a graduate of the Indonesian Conservatory of Music and the Academy of Performing Arts in Bali. Now resident in London, she has her own dance group, Lila Bhawa, is a dancer in residence with the Balinese Gamelan Gong Kebyar, Lilacita, and also dances with the South Bank Gamelan players. She tours regularly in Europe and the United States.
Although best known internationally for her Balinese dance and operra, Ni Madé Pujawati has experimented with other forms, such as an Indonesian version of classical Greek tragedy and a collaborative Balinese-Javanese-Bharatanatyam version of the Ramayana. She started learning Javanese dance in 1987 and most recently studied with Ibu Indah Nuraini from ISI Yogyakarta and Sunarno Purwolelono from ISI Surakarta.
Ni Madé Pujawati regularly performs as a guest artist with Oxford Gamelan Society.