Her beautifully unique voice, extraordinary vocal range combined with her natural showmanship and advanced musical talents, which included playing the guitar, piano and ukulele, and her ability to sing in three different languages (English, Portuguese and Spanish) always drew incredible crowds and from time to time irritation from her fellow street performers. As Rita's crowds grew so did visits and phone calls from Hollywood talent agents and managers. But one manager in particular won Rita's heart and the trust of her parents. She was Lori Knight at Knight Light Entertainment. Joel Goldman, Executive Director of Entertainment Industry Strategy & Relations at CARE, had heard about Rita through a mutual friend and tipped off Lori to RAT’s growing popularity.
Rita is now 11 years old, in the seventh-grade, and already taking high-school level courses. She loves charitable causes, especially helping impoverished children, in part because of her mother and extended family growing up underprivileged in the Northeast Region of Brazil. And as a result of her burning passion to help the needy, CARE appointed Rita as its youngest-ever Goodwill Ambassador. Rita also cherishes the time she spends with her family and friends. And, she is once again pursuing her acting career in Los Angeles, CA, in addition to her continued pursuit of a music career.
After taking three years off from acting to develop her musical talents, Rita has reason to be encouraged with both of her career paths. Since returning to acting Rita has landed a recurring guest star role on the TV Land sitcom TEACHERS, she has received praise from upper management at the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and Producers for NBC’s America's Got Talent, and she has appeared in several nationally televised commercials. Through it all, Rita still finds time for songwriting and artist development. She is preparing for her musical debut in March 2019 with her girl empowerment anthem FOR MY GIRLS. She is theatrically represented by Paradigm Talent Agency, located in Los Angeles, CA.