Shelby Sparks is a natural beauty with a fresh-scrubbed all-American girl look–the kind of wholesome, voluptuous sex goddess you used to find in 1950s pin-ups. She dances at Deja Vu Showgirls (club review/ club website).
When Shelby hits the pole you discover she’s also an athlete with moves like a wet dream come to life. Then she comes to your table and you find out she’s a real sweetheart.
Shelby hails from Houston and she’s been dancing professionally for four years. I interviewed her the night of the photo shoot.
Q: How did you happen to get into dancing in strip clubs?
I was going to Penn State. It’s expensive. I had to pay for it.
Q: What were you studying?
I earned degrees in Journalism and Creative Writing.
Q: So you finished college and you’re still dancing?
I couldn’t find a job as a journalist.
Q: What other kinds of jobs have you done?
I was an assistant preschool teacher for a while.
Q: I suspect that pays quite a bit less than dancing. What was it like the first time you danced on stage at a strip club?
It was terrifying but fun–like being on a roller coaster.
Q: What’s your favorite music for dancing?
I like bubblegum pop. Britney Spears.
Q: What do you like most about dancing as a profession?
I like making the men and couples who come in here happy. I like talking to people, hearing their stories.
Q: What do you like least about it?
Dealing with drunken idiots.
Q: What do you do on your time off?
I practice pole tricks a lot. I do yoga and I like rock-climbing.
Q: What would you most like your audience to know about you?
I’m a real person with real thoughts–not what most people think a stripper is.
Hew Burney’s photos of Shelby are below.
(Photos by Hew Burney. To see and read about more dancers of the month, see our Gallery of All TVO Dancers of the Month.)
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