Cirque du SoleilHet begon allemaal in Baie-Saint-Paul, een dorpje vlak bij Quebec City in Canada. Daar trok begin jaren '80 een groep kleurrijke personages door de straten, op stelten, jonglerend, dansend, vuurspuwend en musicerend. Zij vormden 'Les Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul' (de steltenlopers van Baie-Saint-Paul), een straattheatergezelschap opgericht door Gilles Ste-Croix. Toen al waren de mensen in het dorp erg onder de indruk van de jonge artiesten, waaronder een zekere Guy Laliberté, de latere oprichter en CEO van Cirque du Soleil.
New Zealand 21 year-old choreographer Parris Goebel dances in the all female crew – ReQuest and is the creator of Polyswagg (combining sassy woman fire with aggressive inner strength). In 2009, ReQuest were crowned the World Varsity Hip Hop Champions in Las Vegas and also the Battleground Supremacy Varsity Champions in Australia. In 2010, ReQuest returned and dominated the competition to become the number one Adult crew in the world and be the first crew to win back to back gold medals and in both divisions. At the 2011 World Hip Hop Championships her 4 crews dominated over 37 countries with 3 Golds and 1 Silver and then in 2012 they won 2 Golds and 1 Silver. ReQuest have performed on American Idol and Dancing With The Stars and were crowned the 2012 Body Rock Champions. ReQuest were the first crew outside North America to make it on MTV Americas Best Dance Crew Season 6. In 2012, Parris worked on the videos and shows of superstar Jennifer Lopez and Jolin Tsai, the foremost female singer in Taiwan.
Parris was a 2008 show cast member in Monsters of Hip Hop and is now a member of the Faculty that teaches all through the USA. She was awarded the 2012 World of Dance Female Choreographer of the year in the USA. She has taught throughout the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and all throughout New Zealand. She is the director of her own studio – The Palace Dance Studio in Auckland where she also teaches. Michael Jackson ONE marks her first collaboration with Cirque du Soleil.