Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Real Name/Full Name Maksim Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Birth Place: Odesa, Ukrainian SSR
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 17 January 1980
Age/How Old: 44 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 188 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 87 Kg
In Pounds – 192 lbs
Eye Color: Light Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father – Aleksandr Chmerkovskiy
Mother – Larisa Chmerkovskaya
Siblings: Valentin Chmerkovskiy (brother)
School: School of Aesthetics
College: N.A.
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: American – Ukrainian
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N.A.
Wife/Spouse Name: Peta Murgatroyd
Kids/Children Name: Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy (son)
Profession: Ballroom Dance Champion, Choreographer, Instructor
Net Worth: $10 million
Last Updated: July 2024

‘Dancing with the Stars’ … how many of you watch this dance show? Anyways, you must have heard the name of Maksim Chmerkovskiy, the Ukrainian – American choreographer, instructor and ballroom dance champion. He is known across the world for his dance and participation in various dance shows. Besides participating and winning that show, Maksim has also starred in other dance shows like ‘Burn the Floor’ and ‘Forever Tango.’

Well, how well do you know about Maksim Chmerkovskiy? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Maksim Chmerkovskiy to date.

Biography and Early Life

Maksim was born on the 17th of January 1980 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, to Aleksandr Chmerkovskiy (father) and Larisa Chmerkovskaya (mother). Despite his father being Jewish and his mother a Christian, he calls himself Jewish only. He also has a younger brother Valentin Chmerkovskiy who is also a dancer. His parents migrated to Brooklyn, New York, in 1994, which was a very challenging experience for all of them.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Maksim Chmerkovskiy in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s age is 44 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024 having been born on 17 January 1980. Though, he is 6′2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 192 lbs in Pound and 87kg in Kilograms.


Maksim has got education and training in mainly dance only. Seeing his keen interest in dancing right from age 4, his parents enrolled him in a school of aesthetic education. He soon started competing in ballroom, Latin dances. He also participated in tennis, soccer and swimming at that time. He even broke his right leg while skiing which made his dancing future uncertain, but he recovered and returned back to dancing after six months.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Maksim Chmerkovskiy With Wife Peta Murgatroyd
Maksim Chmerkovskiy With Wife Peta Murgatroyd

Maksim started working at a restaurant right from the age of 15. When he first came to the US, he didn’t even understand English, but he learnt it by reading street signs. He got engaged with Ukrainian fellow dancer Karina Smirnoff, but it broke out after nine months.

It is rumored that he was in a relationship with Russian dancer Elena Grinenko as well in the past. From 2012, Maksim started dating Peta Murgatroyd, who was another DWTS pro dancer. Though their relationship ended after ten months, they reunited in 2014, engaged in 2015 and then finally married in 2017. But, before that, their son Shai Aleksander already came into this world.

Is Maksim Chmerkovskiy Gay?

No … as per all the available sources, that does not seem to be the case. Maksim is happily married to Peta Murgatroyd, and they also have a son. Other than that, his name has also been associated with quite many other girls in the past. So, we can surely assume his sexual orientation to be Straight.

Professional Career

Maksim had his first professional dance competition in the ‘International Latin’ category, where he came 2nd in the USA and 7th in the world. He appeared in ‘Dancing with the Stars for a total of 17 seasons and, out of it, made it to the Finals 5 times. In 2014, he finally won the title pairing with Olympic Ice Dancer Meryl Davis. He has also starred in shows like ‘Burn the Floor’ and ‘Forever Tango.’ Right from the age of 16, he, along with his father, opened the dance studio ‘Rising Stars Dance Academy.

He also trained his brother Valentin and a girl Diana Olonetskaya, who became the first US dance couple to win the world junior championships. He owns a total of 4 studios in total and has also helped in the creation of non – profit organization ‘Dance Team USA.’ He has also hosted a game show ‘The Cube’ in 2012 and appeared in the Indian version of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ (Jhalak Dikhla Jaa). He has also appeared in the Ukrainian version of ‘The Bachelor,’ a dance reality series.


Maksim is a big name as a dance choreographer and instructor. On expected lines, he has also won several awards acknowledging the fact. Besides winning ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in 2014 and training a pair successfully to world junior championships, he has also won Yankee Classic Professional Latin Champion, Manhattan Dancesport Professional Latin Champion and All England Champion.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Maksim Chmerkovskiy in 2024

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Net Worth
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Net Worth

Maksim has choreographed several dance professionals for many big tournaments and also runs dance studios to impart his training further. As of 2024, he has generated a net worth of around $10 million, which is a considerable amount for a dance professional.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy … a successful dance instructor and choreographer. He came into the US as an immigrant and started by working at a restaurant. From there, today, he has risen to new heights. Not only he has several successful trainees under him and studios being run by him. His journey is a very inspirational one for every reader out there. At last, we would like to wish him all the best in his future endeavors.


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