Maksim Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian-American Latin–ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor. He is best known as one of the professional competitors on the American television series Dancing with the Stars, on which he first appeared in season two. In May 2014, Chmerkovskiy, paired with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis, won his first Dancing with the Stars title. He has also starred in the Broadway productions of dance shows Burn the Floor and Forever Tango.
Born Maksim Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy on January 17, 1980 in Odesa, Ukraine, to parents Larisa and Aleksandr “Sasha” Chmerkovskiy, his younger brother, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, is also a professional dancer. He has been married to Peta Murgatroyd since July 8, 2017. They have a son together. He was previously engaged to fellow dancer Karina Smirnoff and he dated model Kate Upton.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 17 January 1980
Birth Place: Odesa, Ukraine
Birth Name: Maksim Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Occupation: Dancer, Choreographer, Instructor
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Light Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 190 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 86 kg
Height in Feet: 6′ 2″
Height in Meters: 1.88 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Chest: 45 in (114 cm)
Biceps: 15.5 in (39 cm)
Waist: 33 in (84 cm)
Shoe Size: N/A
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Family Details:
Father: Aleksandr Chmerkovskiy
Mother: Larisa Chmerkovskaya
Spouse/Wife: Peta Murgatroyd (m. 2017)
Children: Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy (Son) (b. January 4, 2017)
Siblings: Valentin Chmerkovskiy (Younger Brother) (Dance Champion)
Others: Jenna Johnson (Sister-in-law)
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Education:
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Facts:
*He was born on January 17, 1980 in Odesa, Ukraine.
*He started dancing at the age of 4.
*As a child, he wanted to be an athlete – a soccer player or a swimmer.
*He is the owner of Rising Stars Dance Academy (RSDA). Apart from this, Chmerkovskiy also owns three more dance studios in New York City.
*His father is Jewish and his mother is Christian.
*His family immigrated to Brooklyn, New York in 1994.
*He is the owner of the company ‘Maksim Chmerkovskiy Productions’.
*Visit his official website: www.makschmerkovskiy.com
*Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.