In 1987 Zabaleta debuted on the stage with the musicals El violinista en el tejado and Don Quijote de la Mancha. In 1989 she participated in the musicals ¡Que plantón! and Sor-Presas. In 1991 she participated in the Mexican version of Cats along with María del Sol .
In 1995, she recorded her first album titled ¿O fué un sueño? and in 1996, recorded the Spanish version of the Disney's film Pocahontas: Los Colores en el viento .
Her acting career started in the telenovelas in 1993. In 1996 she filmed her first film Sobrenatural, a horror film directed by her husband, the film director Daniel Gruener.