Poorna Sridharan started learning Bharatanatyam at the tender age of five under the tutelage of Kalaimanani Smt. Krishnakumari Narendran, Director: Abhinaya Natyalaya School of Dance. A senior disciple from the school, she has over 400 performances to her credit. Poorna has performed all over India and Portland as a lead dancer and enjoys performing both traditional and cross-cultural stories. She is also a trained nattuvangam artist and has assisted her teacher on stage for performances. Poorna continues to nurture her passion for dance by volunteering to mentor and teach graduate student performances in her free time.