Young dancer Psalm Cowley hopes to follow in Parris Goebel's footsteps

The Palace Dance Studio, led by award-winning choreographer Parris Goebel, is a breeding ground for young talented hip-hop dancers.

Year after year the studio commands the stage, from the nationals to the worlds.

One young dancer coming through the ranks is Psalm Cowley. At just 13 years old, she's the youngest member of their teenage crew, The Royal Family Varsity, and is determined to follow in her idol's footsteps.

"It's such an honour to be dancing with the Palace, especially being one of the top studios in the world."

The Ngāti Whātua teen trains like a professional athlete with sessions every day. It's a commitment that all the dancers make when selected for the Palace crews at the start of the year. Palace choreographer Corbyn Taulealea-Huch says Psalm has a bright future ahead of her.

"This is only her third year - Psalm has improved so much and I'm really excited to watch her continue to improve and dance."

Psalm had her first taste of the world stage last year when she performed with the Palace junior crew Bubblegum at the Hip Hop World Championships.

This year, after their national tour, Psalm will travel to Manila with Royal Family Varsity to compete at another international event.

The Hui