Ms. Kudinova is originally from the former Soviet Union. Born in Ukraine, Vera started dancing at the age of five and was selected at age nine to attend the A. Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. Following this, she went on to the School at the State Academy Dance Company of the USSR in Kiev where she took her diploma as a professional dancer. Her first job immediately followed having been chosen as Kremlin a soloist in the newly formed dance company which was assigned to the touring the world. She then went on to attend the one year Russian Creative Studio of Arts (VTMEI) in Moscow where she graduated Magma Cum Laude as a soloist dancer. In the years that followed, working as a soloist, she was awarded the All Russian Dance Competition Stage Honor in Moscow.

In 1991, Vera accepted a contract to go to Athens Greece to work in the biggest theater in the country. She stayed on and began working in television and theater productions as an assistant choreographer.

Several years later Vera became the director and choreographer for the Traditional Center of Greek Cultural, based on the island of Crete. She held this position for eight years.

After moving to the United States, Vera began conducting dance seminars for International Week at George Mason University from 2010 to 2012. She began working as a dance instructor and choreographer for local dance studios and at the JCC Dance Academy in Northern Virginia. In 2020-21 Vera started teaching at The Virginia Ballet Company and School.