A few years later, he re-teamed with Smirnoff again for the Broadway musical “Forever Tango,” which opened in the summer of 2013.Shortly after his summer on Broadway, Chmerkovskiy started performing in “Sway: A Dance Trilogy” in Westbury, New York.But their excitement has nothing on brothers, and fellow pros, Val and Maks Chmerkovskiy.“It’s been a longer journey [for him] than most of us who jumped from the troupe and onto the show so, I’m very proud of him,” Maks shared with ET after the pro announcement this week.Maksim owns four dance studios in greater New York City.The three studios - Dance With Me USA- are social dance studios located in Ridgefield, New Jersey, and Long Island, New York, as well as the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan.I found him to be honorable and, well, just too good to be true.Maksim "Maks" Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy is a Ukrainian Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, Broadway performer, and actor .
After his family immigrated to Brooklyn in 1994, he rededicated himself once again to professionally dancing, competing in the International Latin category, where he ranked second in the U. and seventh in the world among professional international Latin couples with his partner, Elena Grinenko, who would later join him as a pro on “Dancing with the Stars.” At age 16, Chmerkovskiy and his father opened a youth-oriented competitive dance studio, Rising Stars Dance Academy, in New Jersey on the second floor of a building his father owned in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
It emerged earlier this month that the 27-year-old dancer had sent transsexual model Sofia Vissa a revealing photo of himself where all he's wearing is a pair of boxer shorts.
is a New Zealand-born Australian professional Latin dancer.
“Last season I got to fill in with Heather for Maks, so it’s nice to have Maks by my side and help walk me through my first interview [as a pro].” Val also wrote Alan a fun note on Twitter, welcoming him to the pro club.
2: Tia Carrere (6th)3: Willa Ford (7th)4: Laila Ali (3rd)5: Mel B (2nd)7: Misty May-Treanor (10th)8: Denise Richards (12th)9: Debi Mazar (12th)10: Erin Andrews (3rd)11: Brandy (4th)12: Kirstie Alley (2nd)13: Hope Solo (4th)14: Melissa Gilbert (5th)All-Stars: Kirstie Alley (7th)18: Meryl Davis (1st)23: Amber Rose (9th)24: Heather Morris (8th) Internationally renowned ballroom dance champion, choreographer and 15-time “Dancing with the Stars” pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy has quickly become one of America’s most watched and most beloved cast members of the smash hit series.