Maks Chmerkovskiy Opens Up About Life After Dancing With the Stars, Meryl Davis, and Relationship News
Maksim "Maks" Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy Ukrainian: He is widely known as one of the professional dancers on the American television series Dancing with the Starson which he first appeared in season two. In his 16 seasons as a competing pro on the show, Chmerkovskiy made it to the final round five times, with two runner-up and two third-place finishes. Then on May 20,Chmerkovskiy, paired with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Daviswon his first Dancing with the Stars title. Chmerkovskiy was born January 17,in OdessaUkrainian SSR to parents Aleksandr "Sasha" Chmerkovskiy and Larisa Chmerkovskaya.
He began dancing at age 4 when Chmerkovskiy's parents enrolled him a school of aesthetic education. He eventually began competing in ten-dance, which includes both ballroom and Latin dances. As a child Chmerkovskiy also participated in tennis, soccer, and swimming. At age 13, he broke his right leg in a skiing accident and had a titanium rod put in to stabilize his leg.
Doctors foresaw long-term difficulties and little possibility of a dancing career; however, he recovered and was dancing again six months later. The family immigrated to Brooklyn, New York in At 15 he began working at a local Russian restaurant, dancing as entertainment. Working at the restaurant, Chmerkovskiy decided winning competitions as a dancer would be a way to argue for higher pay.
As a dancer, Chmerkovskiy competed as under the professional level in the International Latin category. At age 16, Chmerkovskiy and his father opened a youth-oriented competitive dance studio, Rising Stars Dance Academy, on the second floor of a building his father owned in Ridgewood, New Jersey. The studio relocated a few times until it ended up in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. He said in of choosing a New Jersey location, "I didn't want to who is max dating on dancing with the stars 2015 a studio that would become just one of the studios in the area.
I wanted to open my who is max dating on dancing with the stars 2015 somewhere where there was nothing like it and where people would look at it with no preconceived notions. InChmerkovskiy had his first major success as an instructor when he helped his brother, Valentin, then 16, and Diana Olonetskaya, 15—became the first U. In addition to Rising Stars, Chmerkovskiy owns several social and competitive dance studios under the brand "Dance With Me. Chmerkovskiy competed as a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars for fifteen seasons.
Chmerkovskiy first appeared in the second season of the ABC series Dancing with the Stars partnered with actress Tia Carrere. They made it to the finals and finished in third place. Following the season 5 finale, Chmerkovskiy reportedly told TV Guide Magazine he who is max dating on dancing with the stars 2015 not be returning to the show, something he later told People Magazine he had announced his departure because of stress.
He returned for the show's seventh season, this time paired with two-time Olympic volleyball gold medalist, Misty May-Treanor. Chmerkovskiy and May-Treanor were forced to withdraw from the competition in Week 3. During a practice for their jiveMay-Treanor ruptured her Achilles tendon and required surgery. Her withdrawal gave them a finish in 10th who is max dating on dancing with the stars 2015. On February 9,Good Morning America announced that he would be paired with Denise Richards for the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars.
They were eliminated second in the competition, giving the pair a finish of 12th place. In the ninth season, he was paired with actress Debi Mazarduring which they were eliminated fourth. Halfway through season 9, Chmerkovskiy partnered Joanna Krupa for one week while Derek Hough was ill. In season 10, Chmerkovskiy, returning for his eighth season, was partnered with Erin Andrews.
For season 11, Chmerkovskiy partnered with singer and actress, Brandy. They made it to the semi-finals but were eliminated with a fourth-place finish. For Season 12, he was paired with actress Kirstie Alley. On week malayalee dating, his leg gave out causing her to fall heavily on him, earning 21 points out of Judge Carrie Ann Inaba called Alley "The Queen of the Unexpected Mishap.
In Solo's book, A Memoir of Hopeshe wrote that Chmerkovskiy treated her roughly, once slapping her during a rehearsal. For season 14, he was partnered with actress Melissa Gilbert. In week 4, while performing the paso doble, Gilbert hit her head on the dance floor and suffered a mild concussion. She was rushed to the hospital and was unable to be at the results show the following night. The couple was called safe.
Chmerkovskiy also suffered an injury, pulling a muscle in his shoulder. The couple was eliminated four weeks later, finishing in fifth place. For season 15, an All-Stars season, Maksim returned to the dance floor with previous partner, Kirstie Alley. In week 1, they received the second-lowest score, In week 3, Alley and Chmerkovskiy danced a Cha-Cha-Cha, they scored Alley and Chmerkovskiy earned Alley and Chmerkovskiy were eliminated in week 8 alongside Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd who is max dating on dancing with the stars 2015 a double elimination.
Prior to the full cast announcement, US Weekly reported Chmerkovskiy would return to Dancing for season 18 after a two-season break. They were announced the winners on May 20,marking Chmerkovskiy's first win. On August 25,following the circulation of a reportedly new photo of Chmerkovskiy in costume for DWTSChmerkovskiy confirmed his return to the show in an appearance on Good Morning America.
After his season 23 elimination, Chmerkovskiy said he did not plan to return for season Chmerkovskiy however, missed 4 weeks of competition due to injury. Morris and Chmerkovskiy were eliminated on week 6 after receiving a perfect 40 and finished in 8th place. For season 17, he was a guest judge during the semifinals in Week Chmerkovskiy returned to the ballroom as a guest judge during Week 5 of Season Chmerkovskiy's fiancee, Peta Murgatroyd, was among the competing pros that week.
Chmerkovskiy choreographed and performed in the Dancing with the Stars Tour winter tour. In the summer ofChmerkovskiy appeared in multiple performances of the touring dance show "Ballroom with a Twist.