From her grassroots practicing in her aunt’s garage, Parris has gone on to work with some of the biggest names across the globe, putting her Auckland dance workshop The Palace firmly on the map as one of the most recognised studios in the industry.
Parris founded the dance crew Royal Family, which went on to win Gold at the World Hip Hop Dance Championships in 2011, 2012, 2013 and Silver in 2015.
Parris has also worked with the biggest artists in the industry including Beyoncé, Little Mix, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Cirque du Soleil and Justin Bieber. Her crew’s list of TV credits also continues to grow, with appearances on American Idol, America’s Best Dance Crew and Dancing with the Stars US and Australia.
She won Female Choreographer of the Year at the World of Dance Awards, and Young New Zealander of the Year with the Coca Cola Amatil New Zealander of the Year Awards. In 2015, Parris won the Young Leader award at the New Zealand Women of Influence Awards, and the Top Variety Artist Award from the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Inc. In 2016, at the World of Dance Awards, she was awarded the Live Performance of the Year and for the second time, Female Choreographer of the Year.
Watch Parris Goebel accept her award here.