Meet your Instructors

Bec aka Bebe Sparkle
Bec aka Bebe SparkleCreator, Co-Owner & Head Instructor
  

Bebe is the Queen and creator of Hobart’s renowned title winning ‘Diamonds of Polesque’ troupe (previously known as ‘The Diamonds of Burlesque). She is the proud co-owner with her partner Sam Tavares of the prestigious Diamond Class Pole and Fitness Studio, North Hobart where the focus is on fun, fitness, self confidence, training and supporting upcoming performers/competitors and those just doing it for themselves in a friendly and safe environment.

Bebe is also a do it all producer, agent, model, teacher, performer, emcee and award winning business owner!
She is a high profile Pole and Burlesque star, having been in the industry since 2007, she has a multitude of diverse shows – Sexy, saucy, silly, fun through to fetish, you name it, she is a true chameleon who wears many sparkly hats! Bebe has performed and emceed her various styles on stages all around Australia appearing in international magazines as a model and even on national Television on Australia’s Got Talent.
As an instructor Bebe has taught many title winners in Pole Dance, Burlesque, Pinup and even Drag and is known for her skills in creative choreography and character work, her flexibility and her fun motivational teaching techniques. Bebe is also the head instructor with Sam Tavares developing an extensive instructor training program that all in instructors at Diamond Class undertake and teaches the highest level of Pole.

Production Achievements

  • Diamond Production – show producer
  • Miss Pole Dance Tasmania (for 5 events across 2012 to 2016 inclusive)– Tassie leg of MPD Australia)
  • Dr Sketchy’s Hobart (a world wide cult live art and Burlesque show)
  • Tasmanian Pole Dance Championships
  • Miss Burlesque Tas previous producer for years 2010, 2011 and 2013

Performance Achievements 

  • Dark Mofo
  • Falls Festival for 3 years (emcee and performer)
  • Ruby Revue Melb and Sydney .
  • Dr Sketchy’s Sydney
  • Australian Burlesque Festival, Hobart and QLD over 2 years.
  • Australia’s Got Talent – live semi finals 2010 and 2011
  • Flamingos Dance Bar (emcee and performer)
  • Cancer Council annual ball
  • MS society annual ball
  • Many functions and other various gigs.

Awards and Other

  • TCCI Entrepreneur of the Year Commendation Award
  • Ranked #42 2015 and #39 2016 in the Australian Pole Dancers Magazine Top 50 most influential people in the Australian pole community for 2015.
  • Sauce Magazine (local monthly Tas entertainment guide) columnist for 3 years with her own column ‘Saucy Sparkle – Tales of Tease and all things Sparkling.
  • Instructing many students on to win titles in Miss Pole Dance, Miss Burlesque, Tasmanian Pole Fitness Championships and more.
  • Reporter for Tasmanian Living Magazine 2016 to present – reporting on local events and chocolatiers +writing her regular column ‘Polemania’ (all about pole dancing in Tasmanian)
“I believe anyone can become what they want if they work hard at it!”
Bebe Sparkle
Jess aka Cherry Snow
Jess aka Cherry SnowPole Dance Instructor & Studio Manager
 
Cherry Snow is the head instructor of the troupe The Diamonds of Polesque and Manager of Diamond Class Pole and Fitness Studio.
After discovering Burlesque in late 2011, Cherry was amazed by how much her confidence grew and in early 2012 she decided to delve into the world of Pole Dance as well!
Bringing these elements together (Polesque) in both her teaching and performing, Cherry has found a way to empower women and loves seeing their confidence grow as hers has.

Pole Dancing Achievements 

  • Burlesque since Nov 2011
  • Pole dancing since Jan 2012
  • Instructing since Jan 2015
  • Administrative Manager since 2015
  • Miss Pole Dance Tas finalist 2013 & 2015
  • Australia’s Got Talent State finalist 2015
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Jess
Mary
MaryPole Instructor
 

Mary AKA Miss Minx has been apart of the diamond family for just over a year now, she’s taken part in shinning diamonds 2015 and other in house showcases. She is also passionate about Dance, she has had experience in a wide range of styles which include ballet, lyrical, jazz, song and dance and kick. Mary has been dancing for 14 years now and throughout this time has taken part and placed in numerous eisteddfods and concerts, this experience has helped immensely with the dance and choreography aspects of pole.

Now Pole is a passion of hers too that she hopes to be doing for as long as she can, the idea of a fun way to get fit drew Mary in and the encouraging and positive environment that diamond class pole and fitness provides has kept her coming back and is what makes her so proud to be apart of a wonderful studio!

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Mary
Sarah
SarahPole Dance Instructor
 
Sarah first started pole dancing at Diamond Class Pole & Fitness Studio nearly three years ago and hasn’t looked back since. It is safe to say she was hooked from day one. After climbing up through the levels, she then joined the team as an instructor herself.
Sarah began teaching her own classes at the Studio in January 2015 and at the same time joined the Studio’s performance troupe The Diamonds of Polesque.
Sarah is always involved in the many Studio events and competitions and was Stage Manager at the Miss Pole Dance Tasmania 2015 (state leg of National Competition).

Pole is Sarah’s personal pick me up, the favourite part of her day. Sarah loves that it challenges her, both mentally and physically but also offers and outlet for creativity. Through pole dancing she has gained all over body strength, fitness and flexibility and continue to do so. Pole has not only bought an added and ongoing element of happiness to her life but a deeper sense of self-confidence too.

“I feel blessed to be part of such a positive, supportive and energetic team and an amazing community. I am proud to be an instructor at Diamond Class Pole & Fitness Studio”
Sarandipity
Katie aka Roxie Riot
Katie aka Roxie RiotDance Instructor
 

I absolutely love motivating and pushing my students and showing them what they can achieve! And I never miss an opportunity to shake my bootay!

Pole Dancing Achievements 

  • Burlesque and Bootay fit and instructor
  • Captain of the Diamond Twerk Team
  • Troupe member of The Diamonds of Polesque since Oct 2011
  • Finalist in Miss Burlesque 2012 & 2013
  • Dance background including ballet, ballroom, latin, and contemporary

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Roxie Riot
Louise
LouisePole Instructor
 

Louise (aka Wendy-Lou) began pole fitness in January 2015 and immediately loved it. Having a background in team sports, gym training, and rock climbing, Wendy-Lou had very little dance experience but was determined to try a completely different type of fitness. Pole was a team mentality with fitness but additionally offered fun, musicality, and varying styles.

When she moved to Tassie in April 2016 she quickly found Diamond Class Pole and Fitness Studio to be her favourite place to be, she joined the Diamond family in September 2016, and loves being part of DC pole.
In 2017 Louise is beginning her Cert III in Fitness and brings her enthusiasm, passion to help and teach, along with her intensive Diamond Instructor Accredited Pole training expertise to add to the sparkly team of instructors at Diamond Class.

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Louise
Emily aka Lil Sass
Emily aka Lil SassPole Instructor
 

Emily has danced since the age of 5 and thinks there is no better way to express yourself.
Having tried Disco, Jazz, Hip Hop and Modern Ballet, she then tried a little Ballroom before giving pole a go. While she is a performer at heart, she finds more enjoyment from teaching and helping students achieve their goals. While Emily doesn’t have a favourite style of dance, she finds contemporary the most diverse and the easiest to tell a story.

“I may not have the strength yet to wow people with an incredible pole move, but I sure can make you smile or feel a bit emotional through a dance performance.”
Emily was a valued instructor back when we were in North Hobart a few years back and then took a break from dance/teaching. She has now returned as she missed us too much … we knew she couldn’t stay away too long and super happy to have her bubbly self back on the sparkly team

Achievements 

  • Performing Dance for 21 years
  • Teaching Dance for over 8 years
  • Judge at the Tasmanian Pole Fitness Championships in 2013
  • Diamond of Burlesque 2013 – 201

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Emily
Shane Lees
Shane LeesPole Instructor
 

Shane has been an advanced level poler at Diamond Class since 2012 and a valued staff member for many years best known for his comedic co-emceeing roles at themed shows, cleaning the poles and helping out at every single Diamond pole show and competition and for his ridiculously acrobatic pole tricks we get him to show off regularly!
Becoming an instructor early 2019 he has judged in-house student comps and is best known for his upper body strength tricks and flips + strength training techniques that add a WOW to any pole routine!

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Shane