Chmerkovskiy’s professional choreography work includes three numbers in the world famous water-based stage production, “Le Rêve,” at the Wynn Las Vegas; the “Dancing with the Stars” 34-city tour; a national commercial for Propel water; and he provided choreography for hot up-and-coming actress Zendaya’s music video for the song "Neverland," from Broadway’s “Finding Neverland.” Chmerkovskiy is no stranger himself to Broadway, having starred in the inaugural production of the live dance show “Burn the Floor” when it opened in the summer of 2009 with his former “Dancing with the Stars” pro Karina Smirnoff.A few years later, he re-teamed with Smirnoff again for the Broadway musical “Forever Tango,” which opened in the summer of 2013."It's going to take a little bit longer, I think, to get back up to the fitness that I was doing and had before, but I think it's going to be okay.I'm going to take it slowly and hopefully I have an awesome partner to go through this with." Murgatroyd won Season 22 with Di Marco before sitting out Season 23 due to her pregnancy. 4 after announcing in June that she and Chmerkovskiy were expecting. I was always wanting to have kids and never thought it'd be like this.You just can't stop staring at this little person," Chmerkovskiy said."I'm just enjoying [parenthood]." "The only difficult part about coming back on the show this time [is] it'll just take time away from being with this dude," he added of his son before joking, "I just want to make [Peta] coming back and winning as difficult as possible.".
S., including a guest stint on “General Hospital” and the Netflix reboot “Fuller House.” Chmerkovskiy began dancing at age four and eventually began competing in Ten Dance, which includes both ballroom and Latin dances, quickly realizing his natural ability and talent for competition.
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.
In addition to Rising Stars, Chmerkovskiy owns several social and competitive dance studios under the brand Dance with Me, which has seven locations nationwide, including outlets in New York, New Jersey, Texas and Connecticut.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis won "Dancing With the Stars" on Monday, but their victory tour feels like one of the longest ever -- perhaps because rumors that the couple are really a couple have been fueling interest. The pair's sexy, emotionally powerful dance performances convinced many in the audience that the pro dancer and the Olympic ice-dancing champ were in fact an item.
The spotlight on them has also been bright because this was the first season won by Chmerkovskiy, a seasoned "DWTS" performer and bad-boy audience favorite.