Nita Strauss (born December 7, 1986) is an American guitarist. Best known for her work with Iron Maiden all-female tribute band The Iron Maidens, her career has included performing with several rock ensembles such as the band Femme Fatale and the LA Kiss musical backing group. In June 2014, she replaced Orianthi in the band of American hard rock musician Alice Cooper. She was also ranked #1 on the list of '10 Female Guitar Players You Should Know' published by Guitar World. She comes from a long line of classical musicians - one of her ancestors on her father's side of the family is the Austrian composer Johann Strauss II.
In June 2014, it was announced that Nita would replace Orianthi as Alice Cooper's touring guitarist for the 2014 tour dates, a role she has continued in 2018.
Strauss is featured as the main guitarist on seven songs in Docker's Guild album called The Heisenberg Diaries – Book A: Sounds of Future Past, released on January 21, 2016. Strauss met Docker through their mutual friend Jeff GiloolyOn April 8, 2018, Strauss appeared at WrestleMania 34, playing guitar in a live performance of Shinsuke Nakamura's entrance theme.
In March 2018, she started a kickstarter project to fund her own album. According to Nita, she will not be signed to a record label as this will affect the ability of her band to make its decisions.