Upstate Magic Academy would like to give special thanks for Dr. McConnell of McConnell Orthodontics for graciously providing scholarship opportunity for Upstate Magic Academy!
Meet the Instructors
Tim Sonefelt (Founder/Instructor) -Tim has taught magic all over the United States as well as in Canada and England. With dozens of original magic tricks to his credit, he launched Wonder Imagery in 2004, a company that specializes in exclusive tricks for professional magicians around the world. Additionally, he has been entertaining groups since 1988. His programs enlighten, inspire and entertain. He’s performed from Coast to Coast in the US, in Canada and England. He’s even been invited to perform at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood California. To find out more about Tim’s church & corporate programs, visit: www.AmazingHumorist.com. For more on his educationally significant school assemblies, visit www.CreativeSchoolPrograms.com
Kellar O’Neil (Instructor) – Kellar shares his magic and mind bending illusions with audiences from across the Globe. Kellar, known as The Southern Charmer, Mystifier of the Finest Affairs, has been performing magic for over 20 years and regularly performs for corporate and family gatherings at affluent resorts and at his parlour theatre in Charleston, South Carolina. When not entertaining spectators, O’Neil loves spending time with his wife and two twin daughters at their hillside farm in the Upstate of South Carolina.
Jim Barnes (Instructor) – Jim retired after 26 years in the USAF and 12 years as an Accountant with the State of Alaska. Since 1995 Jim has been entertaining kids of all ages with magic, balloon sculptures, and clowning. He started In Alaska and Canada and since 2002 in South Carolina, Georgia, South Dakota, and Kentucky. His audience includes churches, corporate functions, fairs, Assisted Living Homes, Memory Care Units, and special needs kids. Jim has volunteered 10 years with the YMCA to bring magic, balloons sculptures, and laughter to the after school programs in the Anderson area. Wherever you find Buttons or Gemini mystifying with magic, twisting amazing balloon sculptures, or simply bringing laughter, people are entertained and having fun.