Birth Name: Maksim Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy
Максим Александрович Чмерковский
Place of Birth: Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)
Date of Birth: 17 January, 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.
Maksim’s paternal grandparents are named Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Sofia. Sofia was born in Odessa.
Source: Maksim’s brother Valentin talks about their paternal grandmother, Sofia – https://www.instagram.com
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