Crazy. Bold. Fearless.
Parris Goebel was destined to make her mark.
Young Queen is the autobiography of a dancer with a dream . . . a young
Polynesian girl who grew up in New Zealand and went on to conquer the hip
In this honest memoir, Parris Goebel shares the extraordinary story of how
she went from high-school dropout to award-winning dancer, choreographer and
At just 19, Parris got her big break choreographing for Jennifer Lopez. She
has since worked with some of the biggest stars in music, including Janet
Jackson, Rihanna and Justin Bieber, creating his record-breaking video,
A true #girlboss, Parris Goebel is changing the game.
In these pages, Parris reveals the challenges, fears and obstacles
she’s faced on her journey and gives fans and readers a backstage look into
her life and the lessons she’s learned.
Filled with photos from Parris’s personal collection, on tour and on set,
this is a fun and inspiring read for anyone with a dream.
Empowering and motivational, Young Queen has got da juice . . . and you can
have it too.
About the Author
Parris Goebel is an internationally recognized, multi-disciplinary artist. She
is an award-winning choreographer, dancer, actor, singer and director. Born in
New Zealand, and of Samoan descent, Paris founded the acclaimed dance studio,
The Palace, with father Brett Goebel, and is known for pioneering the hip-hop
dance style Polyswagg.
She has worked with global artists, including Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez,
Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, and K-pop stars, CL and Taeyang. She
has choreographed world tours for Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and
Janet Jackson. In 2014, she rose to fame after appearing in, choreographing, and
directing thirteen music videos for Justin Bieber’s Purpose album, including
Sorry, the #3 most viewed video on Youtube. Her Palace dance crews (ReQuest,
Bubblegum, Sorority, and The Royal Family) have won eight gold medals at the
World Hip Hop Dance Championships, and she has performed with The Royal Family
in sold out tours all over Australia, Asia, the US, and Europe.
Parris has been awarded “Best Live Performance of the Year” and “Best
Choreographer of the Year” three times by WOD International. Some of her work
in television and film includes appearances on the hit Australian dance show, So
You Think You Can Dance, the popular American series Dancing with the Stars, the
American Music Awards, and the MTV Music Awards. She also appeared in and
choreographed scenes for Step Up 5, and directed and co-starred in the film Born
Also, a recording artist, Parris recently released the EP, Vicious. Parris is
actively involved in Sisters United, the charity she founded with her sisters,
Kendal and Narelle, dedicated to mentoring Polynesian women and youth throughout
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