Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Dancer and Choreographer
Born Jan 17, 1980

Maksim Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor. He is best known as one of the professional dancers on the American television series Dancing with the Stars, on which he first appeared in season two. In his twelve appearances on the show, Chmerkovskiy has made it to the final round four times, with two runner-up and two third place finishes.… Read More

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1980 Birth Chmerkovskiy was born January 17, 1980, in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR to parents Aleksandr "Sasha" Chmerkovskiy and Larisa Chmerkovskaya. … Read More


2001 21 Years Old In 2001, Chmerkovskiy had his first major success as an instructor when he helped his brother, Valentin, then 16, and Diana Olonetskaya, 15—became the first U.S. dance pair to win a world junior championship. … Read More
2007 27 Years Old Chmerkovskiy returned to Dancing with the Stars in March 2007 for Season 4, his time partnered with boxer Laila Ali. … Read More
2008 28 Years Old 1 More Event
His professional work includes choreographing for the Wynn Las Vegas's water-based show Le Rêve. By 2008, Chmerkovskiy's contribution to Le Rêve included choreographing three numbers: “Tango”, “Paso Doble” and “Piece Montèe”. … Read More
Chmerkovskiy was a dancer in the Broadway production Burn the Floor when it opened on July 25, 2009. … Read More


2011 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, Chmerkovskiy starred as "The Bachelor" in the Ukrainian version of the dating reality series. … Read More
2012 32 Years Old 1 More Event
As of 2012, he hosts the Ukrainian version of the game show The Cube. … Read More
2014 34 Years Old Chmerkovskiy and Murgatroyd reunited in October 2014. … Read More
2015 35 Years Old Chmerkovskiy and Murgatroyd became engaged on December 5, 2015, when he proposed while onstage for a performance of Sway: A Dance Trilogy in Miami, Florida.
On February 12, 2016, Maksim announced plans for a 45 city live tour with his younger brother, Valentin. … Read More
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