Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

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Birthday: Jan 17, 1980

Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine

Maksim Chmerkovskiy was introduced to the world of ballroom dancing at an early age when his parents brought him to a local ballroom dance school in Odessa, Ukraine. He quickly excelled in ballroom dance and the school became his home away from home. As a teenager, he suffered a horrible skiing accident that nearly ripped his leg off, leaving him hospitalized for months. After many surgeries and the insertion of a 12" metal rod, doctors were skeptical that Chmerkovskiy would ever walk without a limp, let alone dance. After completing months of physical therapy, he was back on his own two feet walking, running, and dancing. Soon after, he established himself as the top dancer in Ukraine. In 1994, the entire Chmerkovskiy family moved to Brooklyn, NY in order to start a new life and to give Maks and Val (Maks' brother) a better atmosphere to grow and succeed in. The vision of the American Dream and his passion for ballroom dancing gave Chmerkovskiy the strength to fight through all of the obstacles that faced him and his family. He worked countless hours on his dancing and soon emerged as one of the best dancers in the world.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2018
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2011 2017
No Score Yet 42% Dancing With the Stars Guest,
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2007-2008 2013 2015-2017
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2017
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2011 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Morning Buzz Live Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2014
75% 86% Chasing Life Dance Instructor (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2009 2012
8% No Score Yet H8R Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Superstars Contestant 2009