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Maksim ChmerkovskiyMaksim Chmerkovskiy has been wowing the ladies on Dancing With The Stars since Season 2, when he finished in sixth place with actress Tia Carrere. He's next taught Willa Ford and then enjoyed a third place result with the beautiful Laila Ali.

Maks' best finish was in Season 5, when he and singer Mel B became fan favorites with their banter and beautiful dancing, but lost to Helio Castroneves. Mel B's season contained some of DWTS best dances ever and she remains a truly loved former celeb years later.

Maksim owns several dance studios in the New York City area, and is involved in promoting youth dancing as a healthful sport through his non-profit organization. He's won numerous ballroom dance competitions in the Latin style. He is known for his choreography for the Las Vegas water ballet at La Reve and appeared on Broadway with rave reviews in the fabulous Burn the Floor. Maks also choreographed and led the fan favorite DWTS Winter Tour 2008-09.

Maks even took his arduous dance training to the sports fields this summer and became the Champion Superstar with his partner Kristi Leskinen of freestyle skiing fame. They beat out teams with pro athletes from football, basketball, baseball and soccer. Maks backed up his assertion that dancers are prime athletes.

Maks has been unfortunately absent far too much in recent seasons. Olympic Gold Medalist Misty May Treanor tore ligaments in her ankle and was out for the season after only a couple weeks. He then was partnered with Denise Richards who was voted off in week two. This season Maks is enjoying feisty actress Debi Mazar for Season 9.


MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY ON DANCING WITH THE STARS

Partner Finish Best score Worst score Avg score
Season 1 - - - - -
Season 2
Tia Carrere 6th 26 20 23
Season 3 Willa Ford 7th 28 22 24.4
Season 4 Laila Ali 3rd 30 21 27
Season 5 Mel B
2nd 30 23 27.6
Season 6 - - - - -
Season 7 Misty May-Treanor 10th (wd) 21 21 21
Season 8 Denise Richards 12th 21 16 18.3
Season 9
Season 10
Debi Mazar
Erin Andrews
12th
3rd
21
29
16
18
18.0
24.6

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trippydude64 Max and Erin 1 Nov 19 2010, 5:37 AM EST by Francine2
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What a beautiful couple. Of course looks really mean very little in the long run but it was difficult watching them dance without thinking that they would certainly improve the gene pool!
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burnthefloorbway BURN THE FLOOR closing Jan 10th! 0 Dec 8 2009, 7:24 AM EST by burnthefloorbway
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After an initial extension, BURN THE FLOOR is closing on Jan 10th! If you want to see Kym Johnson, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and all out other amazing dancers, Get Your Tickets now: BurnTheFloor.com
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greenknees Maksim Back on Broadway in Burn The Floor 1 Dec 8 2009, 7:18 AM EST by burnthefloorbway
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Both Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kym Johnson will be off to NYC to dance in the Broadway rendition of Burn The Floor, a fast-paced and thrilling review of dance styles and the limits of the human body to express music. Maks was a fan favorite in this unique Broadway show prior to Season 9 and it's wonderful that he'll have the opportunity to have fun once again. So happy for this talented dancer!
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