PHOENIX — The six-time world champion Arizona Rattlers have appointed former Assistant Director of the Sidewinders Dance Team, Shelby Underwood to take over the role of Director for the Sidewinders Dance Team in preparation for the 2021 Indoor Football League season.
Shelby was a member of the Sidewinders Dance Team for three seasons (2011-2013), performing with the Sidewinders at ArenaBowl XXII. During her three years on the team, she was named captain, participated in promotional videos and photoshoots, was nominated for the 2013 AFL Dream Team and was a contributing choreographer for the Sidewinders.
Shelby has remained part of the team as an alum, assisting in team reveal shows, youth dance clinics and performing in the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show.
The Castro Valley, California native is a graduate of Arizona State University, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She has trained in several different styles of dance, including jazz, ballet, contemporary and cheerleading/pom.
After departing from the Sidewinders, Shelby continued her professional dance career with the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders, where she had the privilege of cheering for three seasons.
As a member of the Cardinals Cheerleaders, she assisted with their junior cheer program, and traveled overseas as a representative and a part of game day entertainment for the Cardinals’ London game. She was also part of the Armed Forces Entertainment and Pro Tour Productions, traveling to Singapore and Diego Garcia.
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About the Arizona Rattlers
The Arizona Rattlers were founded in 1992, and are proud members of the Indoor Football League (IFL). In the three seasons that the Rattlers have been in the IFL, they have won one championship in 2017 and also competed for the United Bowl again in 2019. The Rattlers spent 24 seasons in the Arena Football League (AFL), and in that time made ten appearances in the ArenaBowl, winning in 2014, 2013, 2012, 1997 and 1994. For tickets, call 602-514-TDTD (8383), or visit www.azrattlers.com.
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