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Teaching Artistis

Roxanne Vogel
behind the scenes!

Roxanne Vogel is a local theatre artist, and recently received her BFA in musical theatre from Anderson University. Although she does love singing, acting, and building behind the scenes, her main passion is dance. She especially loves learning new styles and genres.

Roxanne enjoys being in musicals, and most recently performed the role of Doralee Rhodes in Centre Stage’s production of “9 To 5”.

Olivia Singfield
set design

Olivia was born and raised in SC. She is a free spirited visual and vocal artist with a background in drawing, painting, photography and ceramics. Olivia attended The Fine Arts Center of Greenville and understands the importance of mentoring and teaching students to develop and grow in their art endeavors.

When Olivia isn't teaching private classes, face painting or working on her own individual pieces you can find her hanging out with her two year, Bella or husband, Bryant watching Marvel movies or singing along to her favorite tunes.

Mary Adkins-Cartee
set design

Mary Adkins-Cartee is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Oregon in Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education.

Mary taught high school and 7th grade English in the Greenville, Anderson, and Easley communities for ten years after graduating from Furman University. They call Piedmont, SC home and return there from Oregon over summers and on each school break.

They count a spouse, parents, a brother, cousins, a rat terrier mix, neighborhood kids and cats, and many friends and chosen kin as parts of their family.

Kevin Ray Jones
musical theatre/drama

K. Ray Jones performs at theatres all across the upstate – Spartanburg Little Theatre, Center State, Glow Lyric Theatre, The Warehouse and Proud Mary Theatre Company. The Mosaic students especially enjoyed him in the role of Sebastian in The Little Mermaid at Spartanburg Little Theatre.


When not onstage, Ray teaches at Cyclebar Spartanburg and travels all over as a front man with the Emerald Empire party band company. Ray challenges the Mosaic students to always find joy in imagination and play regardless of their age. 

Jeff Levene

 Jeff is a theatre producer, videographer, photographer, and writer, who has worked for many Greenville theatres including Glow Lyric Theatre, Centre Stage Theatre, and the Warehouse. At Mosaic, Jeff has taught improv, theatre, scriptwriting, and served as the Assistant Program Coordinator.

Jeff now resides in Athens Georgia, but travels back whenever he can to hang out with the best kiddos in the Upstate!

Nayelli Martinez
cultural dance

Nayelli Martinez is a current student at the University of South Carolina, and graduate of the Mosaic program. Nayelli performed with the International Dance Academy (IDA) here in Greenville, and performed all over South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.


Nayelli sees Mosaic as a unique place where she was able to surround herself with others who looked like her, in a place where people genuinely cared about her. Nayelli sees herself in all of the kids, and constantly reminds them to be proud of their uniqueness and confident in who they are as indiviuals.

Tiffany Ramos
visual art

Tiffany Ramos, a proud Queer, Queens, New York City native, attended Boston University for Fine Art with a focus in Painting, primarily utilizing oil paints, while experimenting with sculpture, printmaking, and illustration throughout their process. As a first-generation individual, living in a densely multicultural environment and working with multiple communities has greatly influenced their interest in identity, social communication, activism through artistic expression, and connection. They have a powerful interest in how cultures change over time, how people identify with others and themselves, individuals’ distinct perspectives, and the various connections between them all. Tiffany aims to empower students and audiences to take pride in their identity, to unapologetically communicate through art, and to see how art can be applied to daily life.

Chase McAbee

Chase McAbee is the Director of Choral Activities at High Point Academy. He has performed all across the Upstate, and served as musical director at a variety of local theatres. Chase enjoys exposing the Mosaic students to different musical genres, and even has them learn musical pieces in different languages. 

cultural dance
Jasmin Rubio Monge

Jasmin Rubio Monge is a graduate of the Mosaic program. She has performed with the International Dance Academy (IDA) here in Greenville since Middle School. She has performed and taught in the Upstate, Hendersonville, Atlanta, and Mexico. 

Jasmin believes that Mosaic is accepting of everyone and is essential to keeping Hispanic culture alive for the students and their families. Jasmin hopes to impact the families in the same way that Mosaic impacted her family when she was young.

Jasmin says that when she looks at the Mosaic students, she sees herself.

Valeria Martinez
cultural dance & visual art

Valeria started with Mosaic when she was in K-4, and she is now a Senior in High School. She is a talented dancer and visual artist. Along with attending classes at Mosaic, Valeria began dancing at the International Dance Academy when she was 11 years old.


Valeria has taught Cultural Dance during both the school year and summer programs. She has also taught Visual Art to Mosaic's littlest students.


Valeria enjoys working with students and hopes to stay connected with Mosaic for a long time. 

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Said Corvera
cultural dance

Said has been with Mosaic since he was just 4 years old. In High School, he transitioned to Cultural Dance instructor through his involvement with the Youth Leadership Academy. 

Said is a talented Latin dancer and performs with the International Dance Academy (IDA) here in Greenville. 

Project Host
culinary arts

​The Project Host Soup Kitchen began in 1981 as an extension of St. Andrew's Church. In 1994, they moved to their current address to accommodate more people. The imminent need to attack issues of hunger and poverty in Greenville has remained at the core of Project Host’s growth. The Garden opened on-site in 1998, followed by the CC Pearce Culinary School in 2003 and the Cooking for Kids program in 2007. 

Polly Gaillard

Polly Gaillard is a fine art photographer, writer, and educator. For more than ten years, she has taught photography workshops and college courses including summer study abroad programs in Prague, Czech Republic, and Cortona, Italy. She has exhibited her fine art photographs nationally and published a limited edition artist book, Pressure Points, with a foreword by actress Jamie Lee Curtis. Polly received a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2010

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