Sienna Lalau & Parris Goebel - Choreography Queens
Just over a week ago Jennifer Lopez took the stage at the Global Citizen Festival in New York performing a number of her hits and Rihanna dropped her highly anticipated Savage X Fenty Volume 3 fashion show which premiered on Amazon Prime Video.
Vastly different shows but one thing they do have in common - Samoan choreographers!
20 year old Sienna Lalau choreographed Jennifer Lopez' set. Born and raised in Hawai'i before moving to Los Angeles when she was 16, she's worked with Ciara and then J-Lo touring as a dancer with her previously but it wasn't until she collaborated with K-Pop group BTS that her career sky rocketed.
Check out some of her behind the scenes choreography routines for the Global Citizen Show ("If you have my love" choreography by Sienna in the video above) and then J-Lo performing it live in her show in the videos below.
J-Lo's "If you have my Love" set live on the 2021 Global Citizen Festival stage
Sienna's BTS choreography for "Cambia El Paso"
J-Lo's "Cambia El Paso" set live on the 2021 Global Citizen Festival stage
Then there is the supanova that is choreographer Parris Goebel. The soon to be 30 year old trailblazer received an emmy nomination for her work on Savage X Fenty Volume 2 earlier in the year and continues to raise the bar in all aspects of her art.
She shared the little-known story of her family dynamics growing up in South Auckland, and the strong sisterhood that helped her build a global legacy with us which you can watch here
Peep some of the behind the scenes choreography for the Savage X Fenty Volume 3 show and then the final performances which were in the show. Then watch the full show here
ps fellow choreographer Sienna Lalau also appeared in the Savage X Fenty Vol3 show - watch out for her in the videos below.
Savage X Fenty Vol3 - Conceited
Parris' BTS for What's it Gonna Be?
Rihanna in Savage X Fenty Vol3 - What's it gonna be?