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Parris Goebel

Parris Goebel’s Biography

Last Updated:
18/05/2019, 4:38 pm
New Generation 2018
"I believe in dreaming big and being self-motivated. But you also have to surround yourself with good people who will support you no matter what you want to achieve. You also have to understand that rejection can be a good thing."

Parris Goebel was born and raised in Manurewa, Auckland and was interested in dance from a young age. She started hip-hop lessons when she was 10 and formed the ReQuest dance group with four female friends when she was 15, which later grew into opening her own dance studio, “The Palace dance studio” in Penrose which now houses four of her dance groups from junior division all the way through to Adults.

Parris has worked with artists including Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, BIGBANG, CL, iKON, Taeyang and BLACKPINK. Her work has included choreographing routines and starring in music videos and movies. One of her notable successes was her work choreographing the video "Sorry" for Justin Bieber, which as of March 2016 was one of the five top viewed videos on YouTube with more than 1.7 billion views. Goebel went on to choreograph and direct all thirteen of Justin Bieber's "Purpose: The Movement" videos. These videos have totaled over 3 billion views combined.

On 8 August 2016 Goebel released her first music video to the song "Friday", which will be featured on her upcoming EP Run & Tell Your Friends. Later in August 2016, she released a music video for "Nasty", which is also set to feature on the EP.

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