“It's not the load that breaks you down it's the way you carry it.”
- Lena Horne
JOSEPH KUDRA, from Chicago Heights, IL, began training at the age of 9 under the direction of Jack and Kathleen Villari at the American Dance Center with subsequent studies at Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, and Visceral Dance Center. He has worked with choreographers Robert Battle, Frank Chaves, Nick Pupillo, Lauri Stallings, and Sherry Zunker and performed with The Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker, Schaumburg Dance Ensemble, Visceral Studio Company, and Dance Chicago. Most recently he was an apprentice with River North Chicago Dance Company. Joseph joined DanceWorks Chicago in February 2010, joined Luna Negra Dance Theater in August 2011, and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in June 2012.