​​​Zaritza's music and personal story are a journey of juxtaposition: from rich artistic traditions amid austere living conditions in her native rural Russia to the freedom, innovation and kinetic multiculturalism of her adopted home in New York City. Raised in a village near the Ural Mountains and highly-trained as a competition-winning classical pianist, Zaritza left Russia --and a full scholarship at one of its top universities-- to break from its cultural constraints and pursue her creative ambitions as a composer and performer of modern pop/rock music.

Zaritza's performance credits in the U.S. include appearing as an opening act for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the Newport International Film Festival, the Rainbow Room and the Metropolitan Room in New York.

Zaritza's music combines dramatic undertones and romantic melodies from her Russian classical roots with the rhythmic pulse, ethereal soundscapes and edgy attitudes of American electro-pop rock music.