Star Parris Goebel loving ‘my Samoa’

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VISITING HER NANA’S VILLAGE: At Pesega.

VISITING HER NANA’S VILLAGE: At Pesega.

Star choreographer Parris Goebel has been soaking up plenty of sun – when it hasn’t rained – in Samoa.

Parris is in Samoa with friends and family for the holidays.

She’s managed to keep a low profile so far and has only been posting the occasional photo of herself and her adventures in paradise on her social media platforms.

On her Facebook page, she wrote: “I ❤ my Island #Samoa.”

Attempts by the Samoa Observer to contact her for an interview have been unsuccessful. But that’s because she’s been busy soaking up the sights of beautiful Samoa.

On New Year’s Monday, Parris and her friends were loving the To Sua trench. She spent the afternoon there chilling out.

“Perfect day #Tosuatrench,” she wrote on another post.

She has also been hitting the Apia nightlife where people have come to recognise who she is.

Friends of Parris tell the Samoa Observer the choreographer has had a big year in 2016 and she is looking to relax and get as much down time as she can before returning to work.

Parris has continued to earn acclaim - and awards - for her work with Justin Bieber on his album Purpose.

SAMOA MOMENT: Parris Goebel (middle) with Kristian Scanlan (right) and friends in Samoa.
SAMOA MOMENT: Parris Goebel (middle) with Kristian Scanlan (right) and friends in Samoa.

She has also choreographed Rihanna's MTV VMA performances and continues to remain in hot demand by stars around the world.

Towards the end of last year, she released her own debut EP Vicious, including her hit singles Friday and Nasty, which preceded the EP. 

She also announced she is teaming up with Elton John for her next project. She told Seven Sharp that she had been chosen by John to be on a music video judging board.

The board will be choosing who will create videos for some of John’s biggest hits that never had videos of their own.

Goebel told Toni Street that she wasn't exactly sure why John chose her, saying, "Maybe he saw Sorry?".

Asked by Mike Hosking if she knew the track Tiny Dancer, Goebel paused before winking at Street and saying, "I'm going to say yes,".

Hosking asked how Goebel she would go about choreographing a song with "such a completely different beat and style?".

"As a dancer, I feel for me I can see movement to anything, fast or slow," Goebel said. "I think anything can be done."

Goebel, who has plans to work on Broadway, said she believed her music video had a huge part to play in how successful Sorry was, and that Bieber had thanked her more than once.

She then revealed she was heading to Samoa for a Christmas holiday.

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