VISION & MISSION

Vision

To open eyes and mend broken hearts around the world with a refreshing and clear view of the Gospel through excellence in the arts.

Mission

Unity uses art and dance to create high-impact productions that ignite passion and provide clear truth by which to view life.

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THE DIRECTORS

AUSTIN & ALEXIS

Austin and Alexis met at Lee University in 2011 and were married in the fall of 2014. Alexis, who founded the company in 2010, graduated with a BS in Accounting but quickly knew that her life was meant for discipleship, teaching, and performing. Austin graduated with a degree in Psychology in 2013 and graduated with his MBA in 2019. 

 

Both have devoted their lives to Unity, creating a culture of excellence, integrity, and joy in the local dance community. Together, they produce theatrical productions and direct Unity's Discipleship Program. 

 

They have also worked diligently to develop a fully operational school of the arts and dance. Austin and Alexis look to bring the heart of Unity all over the world.  

UNITY TOURING ARTIST 

Alexis Ziarkowski Burleson
Senior Touring Artist 
Alexa Knight
Touring Artist 
Allison Barnes
Touring Artist 
Christin Smolinski
Touring Artist 
Deanna Davenport
Touring Artist 
Grace Watkins
Touring Artist 
Kara Sutherland
Touring Artist 
Katherine Griesemer
Touring Artist 
Lauren Leggett
Touring Artist 
Madyson Turner
Touring Artist
William Moore
Touring Artist 

UNITY TOURING APPRENTICES

Grace Barham
Touring Apprentice
Michaela Hammond
Touring Apprentice
Kyle Gazak
Touring Guest 
Sydney Gobble
Touring Apprentice
Madison VanHook
Touring Apprentice
Victoria Whisman
Touring Apprentice

BOARD MEMBERS

Chairman | Dave Carringer - Owner of Abundant Living 

Vice Chairman | Dr. Matt McCartney | Chiropractor - McCartney Family Chiropractic 

Secretary | ​Tracie McCartney | CEO of Habitat for Humanity, Athens TN

Treasurer | Dr. Jayson VanHook | Vice President for Information Services Lee University

Andrea Rigdon | The Law Office of Andrea M. Rigdon

Dr. Alexander Steffanell | Associate Professor of Spanish at Lee University  

Arlyne VanHook | Arylne VanHook Photography  

Gabe Whitmere | First Bank  

Kay McDaniel - Professor of Health Science Lee University 

Lee & Amy Mercer | One Strum Media 

Website Photography by: Arlyne VanHook, Matthew Barnes & Laura Mantooth 

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