Known for being one of the professional dancers on Dancing With The Stars, Maksim Chmerkovskiy is our this week’s dad crush.
Masksim began dancing at four when his parents decided to enrol him into a school of aesthetic education and was sent to ten-dance competitions – a combination of Ballroom and Latin Dance.
The Chmerkovskiy family moved to Brooklyn in 1994 giving him the opportunity to dedicate himself to dance.
He first appeared on Dancing with the Stars in season two and came in sixth place with dance partner Tia Carrere – Tango being their biggest achievement. He went on to appear on the show for the next fifteen seasons! Masksim’s first win was in season eighteen when he paired with Olympic ice dancer, Meryl Davis.
He’s also starred on Broadway and worked as a choreographer for Zendaya’s music videos.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy is married to fellow dancer, Peta Murgatroyd. They welcomed their first child, Shai Aleksander on 4 January 2017.
Which both parents as professional dancers, there is no doubt this little one will follow in their footsteps. Can’t wait to see what’s next for Maksim and his amazing little family. But first, a little peek into his IG life.
Working Hard Sundays are back!!! @vanessalachey and I sweating out everything we got to bring y'all the best performance #teamBabiesAndBallroom is capable of! @dancingabc is back all up in yo faces with season 25 (😳) tomorrow evening and let me tell you right now you do not want to miss it!!! [sorry about the 'all up in yo faces' thing. I'm just excited] [that last pic is blurrier so I don't get in trouble….again 🤐] [also save the 800-868-3412 😝] #DWTS 💃 🕺
Ladies and gentlemen! I give you gilded @vanessalachey and her 8s!!! • It was a crazy week and we’re half way there! Very proud of my partner for getting it done like a champ! • Please vote for #teamBabiesAndBallroom 800-868-3412 and tune in tomorrow for the second part of our insane week aka #LatinNight 🙏🏼👏🏼🎉🔥🎊🍾💃🏽 #DWTS
H U S B A N D & W I F E My love @petamurgatroyd ….. I've been waiting for this day my whole life. Some moments are a blur because I couldn't stop thinking how incredible you looked. My heart is overwhelmed with love, my soul is elated and my life is finally complete… I truly am the luckiest person ever. 📸: @jamielevinephotography #chmergatroydwedding
My queen, my partner, my advisor, lover and my friend, my wife and the most important part of my life…. December 5th is my favorite day of the year and if we are any more public with our obsession we’d get arrested….which I would gladly do with you, every day, for the rest of my life 😘 P.S. I love you #MyFavoriteOfAllTime #HappyAnniversary
Maksim is usually posting goofy photos of him and son. Here’s one of them!
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