Parris Goebel surprises high school students with performance

Kiwi choreographer Parris Goebel has given some Auckland high-schoolers the surprise of a lifetime, with a lunchtime performance accompanied by her Royal Family dance crew. 

To celebrate the release of Goebel's new book Parris Young Queen, Mai FM brought back their segment Mai High School Heist on Wednesday. 

High school students around the country could enter via text to win a lunchtime performance at their school from Parris and her crew. The lucky winning school this year was Marcellin College. 

In video filmed at the event, Marcellin College students screamed and cheered as Goebel and her crew performed.

It's a highlight in a dark week for the Kiwi choreographer. Goebel, who shot to worldwide fame in recent years after working with the likes of Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez, said she felt "exploited" and "disgusted" after tabloid magazine Woman's Day opted to angle its feature about her on her battle with suicide.