Parris Goebel
Choreographer and Director
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Music , Fashion
New Zealander


Parris Goebel is a star choreographer who’s worked with pop titans like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, J.Lo and Rihanna. One of her claims to fame include choreographing and directing all thirteen music videos for Justin Bieber’s album, Purpose: The Movement. She’s also worked with J.Lo for the music icon’s Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show performance and she’s lead choreography for three of Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty shows, including the much buzzed-about October 2020 presentation.

Goebel’s busy year kicked off when her own choreography video for Justin Bieber’s song “Yummy” went viral. Not only did she lead the dance steps for the project but she also directed the entire visual. Rihanna continued to co-sign the 29-year-old dancer too by picking her as one of the most inspiring women across art, fashion and music in iD magazine’s 40th anniversary “Rihannazine” issue. As a career highlight and honor, Goebel became a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit this year, a prestigious recognition overseen by the country’s Queen. Lastly, as if Goebel’s resume wasn’t impressive enough, the dance creative turned her sites to the world of fashion by launching her label Runaway Motel with a debut collection titled “Room 407.”