Ms. Nimmi Karunaratne


Ms. Nimmi Karunaratne is a distinguished alumnus of Kalabhumi. She was a student of the first intake when Kalabhumi was founded in 1985. At Kalabhumi she studied Bharatha Natyam under Ms. Sachee Athugala and Ms. Preethi Ganegoda as well as kandyan dancing under Mr. ...... Edward and Ms. Mala ....... . She also studied  music under Doctor Rohana weerasinghe, Mr.Ananda weerasiri, Mr.Lakshman Wijesekara, Ms.Nirmala Ranathunga, Ms. Manjula Senevirathne and Mr Sanath Peiris. She completed North Indian Classical Music (vocal) studies up to Diploma level.

In 1993, Ms. Karunaratne joined the "Channa Upuli Performing arts foundation" as a student and subsequently worked in the foundation as a teacher and a professional dancer for a period of 12 years. She started her career as a full time dancing teacher in 2005 and since then she is teachng at 'Horizon college International'

Ms. Karunaratne considers her joining Kalabumi and the Channa Upuli foundation as the biggest turning points in her journey in the field of performing arts. Kalabhumi is pleased to have Ms. Karunaratne, a past pupil, joining in as a teacher. She teaches Kandyan Dancing and Creative Dancing at Kalabhumi.