Pooja Manapat, disciple of Guru Smt. Vishal Ramani, Founder and Artistic Director of Shri Krupa Dance Company has been learning Bharatanatyam for the past 10 years. Pooja completed her arangetram in 2015 and has since performed Bharatanatyam Margams in the auspicious temple of Guruvayoor, India as well as in the US. She has played lead roles in several dance ballet productions conducted by Shri Krupa Dance Company. Pooja is currently a high school junior in California.