Nora Montañez is a Minneapolis-based, Peruvian-born actress, singer, educator, playwright, and community advocate. Nora was raised in Paterson, NJ, and holds a BFA from Florida Atlantic University. In Minneapolis, Nora has performed with the Children’s Theatre Company, Jungle Theater, the Playwrights’ Center, Pillsbury House Theatre, Theater Mu, Guthrie Theater, Mixed Blood Theatre, and many others. In Chicago, Nora has worked with Congo Square, Chicago Dramatists, The Revival, Something Marvelous, National Past TIme Theatre, Teatro Vista, and Court Theatre. She was a 2018 Next Step Grant recipient as well as an Artist in Residence with Catalyst Arts and Center for the Performing Arts. Nora is also the Founder of the Alliance of Latinx Minnesota Artists (ALMA), which facilitates alliances among the spectrum of Minnesotan Latinx artists.