Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Chmerkovskiy, Maksim Maksim Chmerkovskiy

  • 2005 Yankee Classic Professional Latin Champion

  • 2004 Manhattan Dancesport Professional Latin Champion

  • 2003 Ohio Star Ball Latin Champion

  • Has been ranked 2nd in the U.S.
  • Born in Russia, he has been dancing since the age of four when his parents decided he needed a hobby, and admits that he absolutely hated it from day one. Like any little boy he wanted to play football and run around with his friends, so dancing was the last thing he wanted to do.

    Things changed when he was 10 years old and had a crush on his dance partner. She was taken away from him and paired with a better dancer, a boy who took it more seriously. From that day something changed in Max.