Birth Name: Maksim Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy
Place of Birth: Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Date of Birth: January 17, 1980
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
Maksim Chmerkovskiy is a Soviet-born American Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, instructor, and television personality. His brother, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, is also a professional dancer.
Maksim is the son of Larissa (Eremenko) and Aleksander Chmerkovskiy. His father is Jewish. His mother, who is of ethnic Ukrainian background, is Christian.
Maksim has described himself as Jewish.
Maksim is married to New Zealand-born Australian dancer Peta Murgatroyd, with whom he has a son.
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