Teaching Team

Teaching Opportunities

Teach the arts, change the world

At World Upside Down Arts Studio, we have an amazing team of teaching 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jedidiah Taylor

Dance Teacher

Jedidiah is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and storyteller. He believes that the stories we tell shape us into who we become. The more he has studied and practiced his craft, the more dancing has become about telling stories. Stories give us heroes and demonstrate to us the necessity of courage, wisdom, and love. He has an AS in Dance from Mira Costa College. Jedidiah teaches basic and intermediate ballet and partner dance at our studio.

Madison Cañas

Music Teacher

Madison is an accomplished musician and uses her musical talent to worship God and lead others into his presence. She is passionate about helping students discover their passions through music. She has a BS in Math Education from Southern Wesleyan University and a MS of Education in Reading Specialist from Liberty University. Madison teaches private lessons from her home and group and private lessons in voice, piano, ukelele, and acoustic guitar at the studio.

Elizabeth Espinoza

Photography & Graphic Design Teacher

As a graphic designer and photographer, Elizabeth loves to create innovative designs for my clients. She is a passionate dancer and visual artists and loves helping students express themselves through the arts. Elizabeth is a photographer at Jostens JPIX and loves to capture the perfect yearbook photo for students. She has an AA in Graphic Design from Greenville Technical College. Elizabeth teaches photography and graphic design at our studio.

Lynne Howard

Creative Writing Teacher

Lynne has twenty years of experience teaching elementary and middle school students in Greenville, SC. She led her Beta Club students to state competition in the arts. She has written and directed patriotic and Christmas musicals. She delights in helping children in various age groups discover their God-given gifts in the arts. She has a BS in Elementary Education from Lander University. She teaches creative writing at the 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.

Summer Camp Staff

Nick Wright

Theater Teacher

Nick Wright has been in theater since he was the age of five and has grown up in the world of theater, music, and dance. He is currently studying for a BA in Theater and Music at Bob Jones University. Nick teaches theater, musical theater, FX makeup, and costume design at our studio.

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.