Maksim Chmerkovskiy Biography

Published On Jun 23, 2016
Facts of Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Date of Birth: 1980 , January-17
Birth Nation: Ukraine
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
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Maksim has never been married in his life but he has been engaged twice. After having romantic affairs with Karina Smirnoff for several months, they got engaged on 5th of January 2009. Karina Smirnoff is also a professional ballroom dancer. They called off this engagement at the end of that year.

At the end of 2012, Maksim was spotted with Peta Murgatroyd. Peta Murgatroyd is a beautiful lady and a professional dancer. She is best known for being the winner of 14th session of Dancing with the Stars. They dated each other for about ten months and they broke up in 2013. Later on he became close with a model Kate Upton for several months. In the early 2015, he announced that he is seeing his former girlfriend Peta Murgatroyd and he proposed her at the end of 2015 on onstage while she was performing in Sway: A Dance Trilogy. They got engaged in December 2015. His nationality is Ukrainian and American and he has Ukrainian ethnicity. He is six feet and two inches tall in his height.

He was just 4 when Maksim began dancing. At the age of 13, he had bad days in his life. He broke his leg in a skiing accident and he had to put a titanium rod in his leg. Doctors ordered him not to dance for several years but he quickly recovered and began dancing after six months. Later on he established himself as a professional Latin Ballroom dancer. In mid 1990s, he moved to United States with his parents, he also continued dancing there. In 2002, he partnered with Elena Grinenko and together they competed in the International Latin category. Once they were ranked 2nd in United States. They also achieved the position of 7th in the world among professional international Latin couples. In 2005, he became the Yankee Classic Professional Latin Champion. In the early 2006, he collaborated with an American actress and model Tia Carrere and together they appeared on the Season two of the Dancing with the Stars. The pair finished sixth place in their first session. In the 3rd session, he joined Willa Ford and in the 4th session he performed with Laila Ali. Though he reached the final round for four times before 2014, he didn't won this competition once. After two years of break, he made his comeback in the season 18th of the Dancing with the Stars. He partnered with professional ice dancer Meryl Davis and the pair were announced the winner of this show on 20th of May 2014. His net worth is $3 million.

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Born in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR

January 17 , 1980

Best known for his towering height and dancing talent, Maksim Chmerkovskiy was born as Maksim Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy in the early 1980s in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine] to Larisa Chmerkovskiy and Aleksandr Chmerkovskiy. His nationality is Ukrainian and American and he has Ukrainian ethnicity.

Broke his right leg

1993

He was just 4 when Maksim began dancing. At the age of 13, he had bad days in his life. He broke his leg in a skiing accident and he had to put a titanium rod in his leg. Doctors ordered him not to dance for several years but he quickly recovered and began dancing after six months. 

Formed Rising Stars Dance Academy

1996

In mid 1990s, he moved to United States with his parents, he also continued dancing there. During his mid teens, he and his father opened dance studio titled Rising Stars Dance Academy. They opened this dance studio in Ridgewood, New Jersey. 

Won Nevada Star Ball Champion

2004

From 2002 to 2005, he competed in several dance competitions. In 2003, he competed in the La Classique du Quebec and he came out as the Champion of this competition. He was also named the Nevada Star Ball Champion in 2004. 

Partnered with Denise Richards in the 8th session

February 9 , 2009

In the 3rd session, he joined Willa Ford and in the 4th session he performed with Laila Ali. In the 5th session of the Dancing with the Stars, he partnered Mel B and they were ranked 2nd place in his competition. 

Won the 18th session of Dancing with the Stars

May 20 , 2014

Though he reached the final round for four times before 2014, he didn't won this competition once. After two years of break, he made his comeback in the season 18th of the Dancing with the Stars. He partnered with professional ice dancer Meryl Davis and the pair were announced the winner of this show on 20th of May 2014.

Performed at the Ballroom with a Twist

2014

Maksim Chmerkovskiy is a professional dancer. Besides his performance on the American television series Dancing with the Stars, he is also known for his performance at the Ballroom with a Twist. He performed on multiple occasions in this tour in 2014. 

Engaged to Karina Smirnoff

January 5 , 2009

Maksim has never been married in his life but he has been engaged twice. After having romantic affairs with Karina Smirnoff for several months, they got engaged on 5th of January 2009. Karina Smirnoff is also a professional ballroom dancer. They called off this engagement at the end of that year.

Dated Peta Murgatroyd

2012

At the end of 2012, Maksim was spotted with Peta Murgatroyd. Peta Murgatroyd is a beautiful lady and a professional dancer. She is best known for being the winner of 14th session of Dancing with the Stars. They dated each other for about ten months and they broke up in 2013.

Engaged to Peta Murgatroyd

2015

In the early 2015, he announced that he is seeing his former girlfriend Peta Murgatroyd and he proposed her at the end of 2015 on onstage while she was performing in Sway: A Dance Trilogy. They got engaged in December 2015.

Appeared in the television series, General Hospital

2013

Besides being a professional dancer, he has also established himself as a reality TV star. In the early 2013, he was seen in several episodes of the TV series General Hospital. Recently in 2016, he was seen in the TV series Fuller House.