Our Staff

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Meet Our Staff

You’ll find the staff friendly, experienced and helpful at The Fit Physique – from the front desk to the teachers to the owner!! Candice Cavanaugh, the owner and director, is a well-known and popular fitness expert in the Western New York area. She supervises all programs at The Fit Physique and personally gets to know every single student!


CANDICE CAVANAUGH

Owner, Director, Teacher

Candice was honored in 2014 to receive the “Joseph Allen Jr. Outstanding Service to Youth” award for promoting good body image, a positive and fun environment in an affordable dance program, and demonstrating charitable giving for area youth. Keeping with this philosophy, Candice has orchestrated several regular donation drives through The Fit Physique for local charities. Candice is a certified fitness instructor through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and a certified personal trainer through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She also studied dance and fitness for over 2 decades and was proud to be  WIVB-TV’s “Fitness Expert” and Artvoice’s fitness columnist. . Candice is happily married to Greg (The Fit Physique’s “behind the scenes” guy) and proud mom of Charlie!


KELLEY LEWANDOWSKI

Customer Service Manager

Kelley has been happily employed at The Fit Physique for 20 years, and has been a student here for 25!  She is happily married to Dave and proud mom to David, Kayla, Haley, and Maci- her golden retriever! (Kayla and Haley danced and assisted at The Fit Physique for many years. Maci wants to dance here, but has 4 left feet.) Kelley loves spending time with her family. She loves the outdoors, gardening, and going to concerts. She also has been tap dancing here for many years!


 SHERI KESSEL

Yoga Instructor, Customer Service Manager, Techie

Sheri has proudly taught fitness and worked customer service at The Fit Physique for over 18 years. She is a certified group fitness instructor through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She danced in the Rochester area, and has been involved in various dance and drama productions. Sheri enjoys camping, hiking, dancing at The FP,  spending time with her family & kitties, and wildlife photography.   Sheri is our “Tech Geek”- responsible for music edits, website updating, computer work, etc., and our “official” photographer.


 MICHELLE SILVERBLATT 

Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, and Jazzy Hip Hop Instructor

Michelle enjoys her time at The Fit Physique as both a dance instructor and a fitness student, and has proudly taught dance at The Fit Physique for 16 years! Trained in tap, jazz, and ballet; she has studied dance since the age of 3 and is a seasoned dance instructor for both children and adults. Michelle holds a master’s degree in interdisciplinary arts for children, and bachelor’s degrees in elementary and special education. Michelle has choreographed many musicals and created an arts program for adults with developmental disabilities.  Michelle and her husband Tyler enjoy camping, live theatre, and kitchen dance parties with their boys, Charlie and Owen!


KANDI BRAUN

Tap, Jazzy Hip Hop, Ballet, Contemporary, and Cheerdance Instructor

Kandi brings many years of dance experience to The Fit Physique- and was the developer of our extremely popular Cheerdance program!! She trained at Lorraine Goddard for 14 years.  She has participated in numerous dance competitions, and was an All-American Cheerleader for four years. Kandi’s second job is a restaurant server! She is also a busy mom of 3 kids-  Serena and Gabrielle, who also dance at The Fit Physique, and little Anthony. She is newly ENGAGED to her fiancé, Bill! Kandi is excited to be back for her 13th year teaching at The Fit Physique!


LAURA NAGEL

Customer Service, Art & Craft Coordinator

Laura enjoys her time at The Fit Physique working customer service at the desk for the past 4 years.  She is happily married to Eric, and a busy mom of 3 kids- two (Morgan and Rebecca) who have danced here since they were tiny! Laura taught water aerobics for the American Red Cross for 5 years and has a degree in Art and Special Education. She puts that degree to good use creating beautiful posters and crafts for The Fit Physique! She also is our craft instructor for our summer camps! Laura is proud to be a part of The Fit Physique, and an active member of the Kenmore community- having been born and raised here and loves it!


JESSICA OSTROWSKI

Tap and Ballet Instructor

Jessica is so excited to be teaching at The Fit Physique! She began dancing at Stages Dance Academy where she spent ten years training in tap, jazz, ballet, and lyrical. She has now found her home at The Fit Physique after joining the adult program in 2017! Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management and currently works full-time for Six Flags Darien Lake as a sales rep. In her free time, she loves to read, spend time outdoors, travel, and attend live theater!


CORA KINSELLA

Tots Tap Instructor

Cora has been dancing at The Fit Physique since the age of 3 where she started with tap! 13 years later she’s still dancing with us and has added jazz, lyrical/contemporary, and cheerdance as well! She has been a teacher assistant with Ms. Michelle here for the past 5 years in many jazz, contemporary, tap, and ballet classes for all ages. Cora attends Kenmore West High School and is an active participant in the theatre department. She is very excited to share her love of dance with her students this year!