Montserrat Videla Samper (b. Mexico City) immigrated with her Colombian family to Canada in 2005. She works predominantly as an actor and performance creator in English and Spanish, both nationally and internationally. Her work and collaborations have participated in several film and performance festivals across Canada, including Why Not Theatre’s RISER Project, SummerWorks, and PuSh. Recently, she was an artist in residence at GlogauAIR in Berlin and What Lab in Vancouver, where she explored affective performance-based images of the body in crisis and developed the foundations of a new theatre show. In 2018, she was nominated alongside her ensemble from The Wolves for a Jessie Richardson Award. She holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts and is currently living on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish people/Vancouver.