Maksim Chmerkovskiy

by follers on July 31, 2014

19th Annual "A Night at Sardi's" - Arrivals

Birth Name: Maksim Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy

Place of Birth: Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

Date of Birth: January 17, 1980

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Ukrainian (mother)

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 has a son with his partner, New Zealand-born Australian dancer Peta Murgatroyd.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

lelo4 October 5, 2016 at 10:37 am

Despite being half Ukrainian he’s still very dark.

andrew November 26, 2016 at 3:28 am

ever heard something called “sunbeds”?

phaedra April 16, 2016 at 9:34 pm

He’s cute.

ann October 22, 2015 at 6:08 am

His parents are Aleksander Chmerkovskiy and Larissa Eremenko. So his mother is Ukrainian.

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