Teaching Team

Teaching Opportunities

Teach the arts, change the world

At World Upside Down Arts Studio, we have an amazing teaching team of artists and interns who help us create a life-changing experience for our students. In addition to the classes and programs we offer at the studio, we have a growing number of requests to provide teaching services at local schools, group homes, and homeschool co-ops. We are not currently offering any full-time positions but have a number of exciting opportunities for work and ministry. Our teaching staff are subcontractors and are paid hourly based on experience, skill, and education.

We use arts education to show the mind and heart of Jesus to our students. So if you are a music teacher, art teacher, dance teacher, or theater teacher, and you are excited about our mission, please apply to join our team. The base hourly wage for teachers is $15/hour and can go up to $30/hour depending on class, class size, and teacher experience. We also offer paid internships and non-paid internships along with volunteer positions.

World Upside Down Teachers
Tim St. Clair II is the musical theater director at World Upside Down Arts Studio in Greenville, SC

Tim St. Clair II

Theater Director

Tim started the Mauldin Youth Theatre program in 2017 and the Mauldin Community Theater program in 2020, directing award-winning shows like In the Heights and Newsies. He was also the resident music director at the Greenville Theatre for 8 years. He has a BS in Vocal Performance from Northland University. Tim is the theater director and gives private lessons in theater and voice at our studio.

Abigail Aeschliman

Visual Arts Teacher

Abigail is an artist, musician, teacher, and above all, a missionary for the gospel of Jesus Christ. She developed her skills for art, music, and teaching as a missionary kid in the beautiful islands of Fiji where she was inspired to bring glory to God through art. As an art teacher, she helps students unlock their artistic creativity. She has an AS in Early Childhood Development from Bob Jones University. Abigail teaches painting and drawing at our studio.

Milca Puello

Music Teacher

Milca is an amazing vocalist and plays saxophone and has recorded vocals for several indie artists. She is a social media influencer and leads worship at NewSpring church. She has a BS in Special Education from the Universidad Nacional Pedro Enrique Ureña and is excited about offering classes and services to students with special needs. She teaches music classes and private voice lessons at the studio.

Amanda Espinosa teaches visual art classes at World Upside Down Arts Studio in Greenville, SC

Amanda Espinosa

Visual Arts Teacher

Amanda has loved art her entire life. After studying painting and printmaking, she developed art programs at two elementary schools and found a new love–teaching art! Amanda has enjoyed teaching art to students of all ages in a variety of learning environments. She uses quality, multimedia materials to provide opportunities for creativity, innovation, and success. Amanda has a BA in Studio Art from Baylor University and teaches art at our studio.

Allie Lanier

Music Teacher

Allie has been singing her whole life. She pursued a career in country music in Nashville, singing demos and working with Renee Grant-Williams, and did studio work with Drew Copeland (Sister Hazel), Stan Lynch (Tom Petty), and Billy Chapin. After constant pursuit, God led her to Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, NC, where she gave her life to Christ and became a worship leader for the church and the children’s ministry. Allie is a wife, mom, and homeschool teacher. She serves on the worship team at NewSpring Church, Greenville campus and teaches music at the studio.

Take dance classes with Val and Bri at World Upside Down Arts Studio in Greenville, SC

Val and Bri Butov

International Latin Ballroom Teachers

Vladimir and Brianna Butov are a dynamic dance duo who specializing in dancing and teaching International Latin Ballroom dance (Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Jive, and Paso Doble). They have 15+ years of experience teaching children, youth, and adults from the basics to competitive dancing. They also love teaching Salsa and Bachata and ballroom (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Swing, and more).

Caleb Woo

Music and Theater Teacher

Through acting, music production, or design, Caleb tells dynamic, life-changing stories. He loves empowering students to experience God's design for community through art so they can tell world-changing stories of their own. He has a BS in Health Science from Bob Jones University and is woking on his MPH in Global Health from Liberty University. Caleb teaches private music lessons in voice and piano and group classes in music and theater at our studio.

Sarah St. Clair

Dance Teacher

Since moving to South Carolina in 2010, Sarah has been a dance instructor at Artios Academy, Selah Ballet, and TDS Dance Studios. Sarah homeschools her six amazing daughters and runs her dance wear consignment boutique, Twice Upon a Tutu. She also hosts an amazing podcast for women called Sisters in the Spirit. She teaches beginner and intermediate ballet and worship dance at our studio.

Guest Teachers

Kylie Odetta

Voice Over Production & Song Writing

Kylie is a professional singer-songwriter, poet, voice actress, worship leader and dog mom. She has been lighting up the local, global, and virtual music scene for over 10 years. In between her very busy schedule of touring, podcasting, creating new music, and serving at church, she partners with World Upside Down to give students classes in Voice Over production and Song Writing.

Curly Judy

Paint Parties

Yury Largaespada, better known as Curly Judy, is the owner of Fun Art with Curly. She brings her Dominican pizazz to every paint party creating a space for students of all ages to take a break and express themselves through canvas paints. She homeschools her two children and hosts both virtual and in-person paint parties at a variety of venues in Greenville. You can book Judy for a paint event at our studio.

Emma Peters

Dance Teacher

Emma is a teacher, student, and artist dedicated to sharing her love of movement with the world. As a teacher, she strives to make each of her students feel seen, no matter their level of expertise. She is pursuing a BA in Dance with a minor in Business at Anderson University so that she can work in the arts as a business professional. She teaches musical theater jaz/tap, hip hop, and creative movement at the studio.

Summer Camp Teachers

Marie Shumaker

Visual Arts Teacher

From an early age, she has enjoyed drawing, painting, and crafting, and being homeschooled provided her with opportunities and time to develop her artistic talents. Marie's love for art reflects her love for Jesus who is the Grand Creator. She delights to show her students the beauty and majesty of God through art. Marie is currently majoring in Studio & Digital Arts at Liberty University and teaches painting and drawing at our studio.

Renah St. Clair

Dance Teacher

Rennah started performing in theater when she was five. She loves to be able to express herself and evoke feelings through movement. She has performed in shows like Newsies, Mary Poppins, and Frozen Jr. She loves empowering her students with creativity and imagination as they express themselves through theater and dance. Rennah teaches musical theater jazz/tap, hip hop, and modern dance at our studio.

Greyson Rogers

Dance Teacher

Greyson is a digital artist, videographer, and photographer. After completing her degree, she decided to return to her first love--dance. With over 8 years of dance experience and a few years of teaching, she is excited about training and mentoring our students. She has a BA in Communication with a Digital Media concentration from Anderson University and teaches dance at our studio.