Joseph Kudra was born in Chicago, Illinois and began his training at the age of nine at the American Dance Center under the direction of Jack and Kathleen Villari. He has worked as a professional dancer in different companies, such as River North Chicago Dance Company, DanceWorks Chicago, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, BODYTRAFFIC, Ate9 Dance Company and most recently with Aszure Barton & Artists. Kudra has performed works by choreographers Danielle Agami, Aszure Barton, Robert Battle, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Alexander Ekman, Andonis Foniadakis, Emanuel Gat, Johan Inger, Jiří Kylián, Anton Lachky, Arthur Pita, Crystal Pite, Victor Quijada, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Hofesh Shechter, Richard Siegel and Jo Stromgren. Kudra joined Eastman in 2017 as a replacement in Satyagraha and as a cast member in Pelléas et Mélisande, an opera directed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet and Marina Abramovic. In 2018, he joined Royal Ballet Flanders.