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Parris Goebel

Choreographer and Creative Director

Parris Goebel, also known mononymously as Parris, is a New Zealand dancer and choreographer. She is the founder and main choreographer of the Palace Dance Studio, which has produced dance crews such as ReQuest, Sorority, Bubblegum, and the Royal Family. The last has won the World Hip Hop Dance Championship three times in a row, becoming the first dance crew in history to achieve it.

She has worked alongside multiple mainstream artists including Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Normani; and has choreographed the music videos for “What Do You Mean?” and “Yummy” by Justin Bieber, “Touch” by Little Mix, “Level Up” by Ciara, and “How Do You Sleep?” by Sam Smith.

Goebel was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year as a director on “Sorry” by Justin Bieber. She has also earned three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her choreography work on the Amazon Prime Video television specials Savage X Fenty Show, Savage X Fenty Show: Vol. 2, and Savage X Fenty: Vol. 3 by Rihanna, and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography for the latter. In 2020, she choreographed for Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s Super Bowl LIV halftime performances and for Rihanna’s Super Bowl LVII halftime performance.

In 2024, it was announced that she would be overseeing artistic direction and choreography for Vogue World: Paris.