Magazine article Dance Spirit

LONG LIVE Queen Parris

Magazine article Dance Spirit

LONG LIVE Queen Parris

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You know how usually you can describe an artist by comparing her to other artists? "She's basically the Misty Copeland of modern dance." "She's like if Mia Michaels and Crystal Pite had a choreography baby."

Yeah, you can't do that with Parris Goebel. Because the 25-year-old dancer and choreographer isn't "like" anybody: She's created a style, a brand, a world that's hers and hers alone. Ferociously talented and always full-out, Goebel isn't afraid to speak her mind, especially when it comes to her distinctive choreographic vision. And that selfconfidence has helped her land jobs with a bevy of A-list stars, including Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson and Rihanna. She's at the top of her game right now, and she's not sorry-especially about her work on the Bieb's "Sorry" video, which currently has more than two billion views on YouTube.

Goebel recently moved to L.A. from her native New Zealand, and she's already taking over the city's dance scene. …

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