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.
Maksim is the son of Larissa (Eremenko) and Aleksander Chmerkovskiy. His father is Jewish. His mother, who is of ethnic Ukrainian background, is Christian. He was raised Jewish.
Maksim is married to New Zealand-born Australian dancer Peta Murgatroyd, with whom he has a son. His brother, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, is also a professional dancer. Valentin is married to professional Latin and ballroom dancer Jenna Johnson.
Maksim’s paternal grandparents are named Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Sofia. Sofia was born in Odessa.
Maksim’s brother Valentin talks about their paternal grandmother, Sofia – https://www.instagram.com