Connecting to her roots and culture Prarthana demonstrates her passion for Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance. Through her time dancing, she has learned much about herself and what she desires in life. Prarthana began learning BharataNatyam at the age of six, as a disciple of the Shakti School of BharataNatyam. BharataNatyam is an ancient form of Indian classical dance that revolves around an interpretive narration of mythology, spiritual ideas and themes from Hinduism. She has participated in various productions and performances in Southern California and she completed her solo dance debut at the Scherr Forum Theater, Thousand Oaks, in August 2017. She has grown to embrace the art form and the freedom of expression that it provides. Apart from being a devoted dancer, she is also a field hockey player, staff writer for the school newspaper, and a talented pianist. She hopes to continue her dance through college and beyond.