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Parris Goebel

Entertainment and Cultural Programme Curator

Parris Goebel is a New Zealand-born creative whose talents span choreography, dance, music, directing and acting. She is a five-time World Hip Hop dance champion and is the founder and lead choreographer of The Palace Dance Studio. The studio is home to several notable dance groups including The Royal Family, ReQuest, Bubblegum and Sorority.

She is a world-renowned creative force and has worked with the likes of Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Janet Jackson and Nicki Minaj. She has so many career defining moments it’s hard to list them all, but they include the choregraphing the music video Sorry for Justin Bieber, which remains on Youtube’s top 20 most viewed videos of all time; racking up just over 3.4 billion views, creating Jennifer Lopez’s half time Super Bowl performance in 2020 and working with Rihanna on her Savage X Fenty Show promoting her lingerie line, which was featured in a documentary regarding the making of the show on Amazon Prime.

Parris is the creative director of the entertainment and cultural programme for New Zealand at Expo 2020 and was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to dance last year. 

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Top Choreography:

Entertainment and Cultural Programme:

  • 09 Mar, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre - Expo 2020
    A New Zealand pop singer and songwriter of Cook Islands descent who has seen success in both a solo career and as part of several musical groups.
  • 08 Mar, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre - Expo 2020
    A New Zealand pop singer and songwriter of Cook Islands descent who has seen success in both a solo career and as part of several musical groups.
  • 02 Feb, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre - Expo 2020
    Aotearoa New Zealand’s beloved musical trio of classically trained opera singers of Samoan heritage will perform a mix of contemporary hits and well-known classics. At Expo 2020, Sol3 Mio’s Moses MacKay will be joined by Ludwig Treviranus.
  • 02 Feb, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm GMT+4
    Earth Stage - Expo 2020
    Kapa Haka makes a significant contribution to New Zealand's national identity and how we are represented and viewed internationally. It provides an effective platform for creating meaningful connections with other nations and people.
  • 02 Feb, 4:30 pm GMT+4 – 03 Feb, 5:00 pm GMT+4
    Earth Stage - Expo 2020
    Kapa Haka makes a significant contribution to New Zealand's national identity and how we are represented and viewed internationally. It provides an effective platform for creating meaningful connections with other nations and people.
  • 01 Feb, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm GMT+4
    Earth Stage - Expo 2020
    Kapa Haka makes a significant contribution to New Zealand's national identity and how we are represented and viewed internationally. It provides an effective platform for creating meaningful connections with other nations and people.
  • 01 Feb, 4:30 pm GMT+4 – 02 Feb, 5:00 pm GMT+4
    Earth Stage - Expo 2020
    Kapa Haka makes a significant contribution to New Zealand's national identity and how we are represented and viewed internationally. It provides an effective platform for creating meaningful connections with other nations and people.
  • 31 Jan, 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
    Jubliee Park - Expo 2020
    A unique and fresh Kiwi sound that fuses roots, reggae, and drum and bass, Six60 is one of New Zealand’s best-loved bands and will bring a New Zealand summer vibe to the Jubilee Stage with their classic sing along hits.
  • 31 Jan, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Earth Stage - Expo 2020
    Kapa Haka makes a significant contribution to New Zealand's national identity and how we are represented and viewed internationally. It provides an effective platform for creating meaningful connections with other nations and people.
  • 31 Jan, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre - Expo 2020
    Aotearoa New Zealand’s beloved musical trio of classically trained opera singers of Samoan heritage will perform a mix of contemporary hits and well-known classics. At Expo 2020, Sol3 Mio’s Moses MacKay will be joined by Ludwig Treviranus.
  • 31 Jan, 3:00 pm
    Al Wasl Plaza - Expo 2020 Dubai
    View the official National Day ceremony hosted by Expo 2020 Dubai and attended by delegations from New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. The ceremony, held at Al Wasl Plaza, the jewel of Expo 2020, will include the flag raising and speeches and unique cultural performances.
  • 31 Jan, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Al Forsan Park - Expo 2020 Dubai
    New Zealand’s top street artists will come together exclusively for Expo 2020 Dubai to showcase the country's street art culture. The vibrations and energy will be electric as the artists complete their piece over five days to the sounds of DJ Sir-Vere. Timings: 10:00am - 2:00pm & 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • 30 Jan, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Al Forsan Park - Expo 2020 Dubai
    New Zealand’s top street artists will come together exclusively for Expo 2020 Dubai to showcase the country's street art culture. The vibrations and energy will be electric as the artists complete their piece over five days to the sounds of DJ Sir-Vere. Timings: 10:00am - 2:00pm & 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • 29 Jan, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Al Forsan Park - Expo 2020 Dubai
    New Zealand’s top street artists will come together exclusively for Expo 2020 Dubai to showcase the country's street art culture. The vibrations and energy will be electric as the artists complete their piece over five days to the sounds of DJ Sir-Vere. Timings: 10:00am - 2:00pm & 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • 28 Jan, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Al Forsan Park - Expo 2020 Dubai
    New Zealand’s top street artists will come together exclusively for Expo 2020 Dubai to showcase the country's street art culture. The vibrations and energy will be electric as the artists complete their piece over five days to the sounds of DJ Sir-Vere. Timings: 10:00am - 2:00pm & 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • 27 Jan, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Al Forsan Park - Expo 2020 Dubai
    New Zealand’s top street artists will come together exclusively for Expo 2020 Dubai to showcase the country's street art culture. The vibrations and energy will be electric as the artists complete their piece over five days to the sounds of DJ Sir-Vere. Timings: 10:00am - 2:00pm & 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • 26 Jan, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    Jubilee Stage - Expo 2020
    Directed by Parris Goebel, the Wonderland show will feature young New Zealand talent aged 16 to 18 handpicked by Parris and her team through live auditions conducted in 2021.
  • 25 Jan, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Jubilee Stage - Expo 2020
    Directed by Parris Goebel, the Wonderland show will feature young New Zealand talent aged 16 to 18 handpicked by Parris and her team through live auditions conducted in 2021.