However, he was able to make a successful recovery and went on to become a professional Latin Ballroom dancer.Chmerkovskiy is the owner of three dance studios in the New York City area, one of which is the Rising Stars Dance Academy (RSDA).

This sport is particularly popular with Eastern European families.

Through his company “Maksim Chmerkovskiy Productions”, Chmerkovskiy organizes performances globally.

Chmerkovskiy is a ballroom and Dance Sport choreographer. The following season, he and partner singer Willa Ford came in seventh place.

Among his professional works is the Wynn Las Vegas’ water-based show ‘Le Reve (show)’. Chmerkovskiy returned to Dancing with the Stars in March 2007 for Season 4, this time partnered with boxer Laila Ali, the daughter of Muhammad Ali.[1] They made it to the finals and finished in third place.

In Season 5 of Dancing with the Stars, he was partnered with Mel B and had his best finish to date; the couple received second place.

Chmerkovskiy did not participate in season 6, although he and former partner Mel B made an appearance for the 100th episode.

He returned for the show's 7th season, this paired with two-time Olympic volleyball gold medalist, Misty May-Treanor.

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The challenges of Immigration for Chmerkovskiy and his family included financial and language barriers.

Doctors informed him that there would be difficulties with his leg and that dancing might not be possible.