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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hot Man Wednesday: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Name: Maksim Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy
DOB: Jan. 17, 1980(age 32)
Where: Odessa, Ukraine
Occupation: Dancer, choreographer, instructor

-Ukranian American choreographer, Latin Dance champion and instructor.
-Best known for being one of the professional dancers on the American series Dancing with the Stars.
Early Life
-Born to Aleksandr and Larisa Chmerkovskiy, began dancing at age 4.
-Has a brother, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, who is also a champion of dance
-Father is Jewish and mother is Christian. His Ukranian heritage was referenced in an episode of Dancing with the Stars

-Faced challenges during immigration to the US, including financial barriers and language barriers.
-A skiing accident as a child broke his right leg and was told that he might not ever dance again.
-Made a recovery and went on to become a professional Latin Ballroom dancer
-Owns 4 dance studios in the New York City area, one of which is called the Rising Stars Dance Academy(RSDA)
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff

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