Michael Shahen, (pronounced Sha-heen) has always been extremely smart, self-directed and a self-taught individual. He doesn’t need a blueprint to find his way to accomplish a goal or a project, he figures it out. He heads the non-credit Performing Arts department under the Conservatory at Point Park University which includes a variety of summer programs in dance, theater and film. From administration to management to marketing, he successfully runs the entire operation. He is extremely capable of problem solving, hiring instructors, registering students, managing budgets, processing payments, as well as payroll, designing brochures, creating marketing ads, updating websites, posting for social media and maintaining customer service and retention. Michael ... well he does it all. His educational background includes a BA in Theater, a Webmaster Certificate, and a BFA in Cinema with a concentration in Sound Design. By the way he also holds more than 60 credits towards an Elementary Education degree with a concentration in Theater Arts. He has a passion for acting. Michael usually performs one or two stage performances per year, in the lead role, as well as, independent short films. He teaches group and private acting classes for stage and in front of the camera for the Performing Arts Community Classes at Point Park University.